Ethnicity Code - Latest in Year

SAS Name

A code indicating that the beneficiary’s ethnicity is Hispanic, Latino/a, or Spanish; most recent in the calendar and the two prior years.


If state had beneficiaries coded in their database as “Hispanic” or “Latino,” then it was coded in T-MSIS as “Hispanic or Latino, Subcategory Unknown” (value= 5).

SOURCE: T-MSIS Annual Demographic and Eligibility TAF

Code Code value
0 Not of Hispanic, or Latino/a, or Spanish origin
1 Mexican, Mexican American, Chicano/a
2 Puerto Rican
3 Cuban
4 Another Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin
5 Hispanic or Latino, Subcategory Unknown
Null/missing source value is missing or unknown