Relatives and high risk public trust

What kind of investigation is done on relatives listed on the applicant form? For example, if someone listed on your form has a poor financial background or a police record (road violation over $150), is that something that needs to be disclosed? How much of an impact will that have on a final decision?

These are items that the applicant can answer no to, so are the investigators mostly interested in the background of the individual applying for the clearance? This is regarding clearance for high risk public trust, so not a security clearance.

Thanks for your input.

This isn’t about the people that you list on your form. It’s about you. If your father or brother were in prison for espionage you will have to speak to that but only in so far as it affects you.