Although the eligibility officers ultimately decided on an applicant’s DP status based on the information about the head of the family, the applicants had to note the places of residence of all family members. All variations of the CM/1 applications therefore ask for the places they had lived in the 10 or 12 years prior to the application being submitted. This information determined whether a person would receive IRO support. The field in which the applicants were supposed to describe their path of persecution was too small for many of them. Therefore, the handwriting is often cramped or extends beyond the edge of the field. They also had the option of filling out supplementary sheets. Some variations of the CM/1 forms provide more space for the applicants’ answers.