1.1.B.30 Blended family (FTB, SIFS)

Summary

The following terms are all related to blended families for the purposes of FTB and SIFS.

Definition: blended family

A blended family has:

  • 2 or more FTB children in the family, and
  • at least one of the children is a child of one member of the couple (1.1.M.50) from a previous relationship, and
  • at least one of the other children is a child of the relationship, or the child of the other member of the couple from a previous relationship.

Definition: child of a previous relationship…

A child of a previous relationship refers to a child who is the immediate child of one member of the couple but not the other.

Definition: immediate child

A child will be considered to be a person's child where the child is the product of the relationship the person has or had as a couple with another person, or a child for whom the person has legal responsibility (1.1.L.20).

Definition: child of the relationship

A child of the relationship is a child who is the product of that relationship.

Act reference: FAAct section 28(3) …an FTB child of an individual is a child…, section 57GC Eligibility for SIFS of members of a couple in a blended family

Last reviewed: 15 August 2016