1.1.B.30 Blended family (FTB, SIFS)
Definition: blended family
A blended family has:
- 2 or more FTB children in the family, and
- at least 1 of the children is a child of one member of the couple (1.1.M.50) from a previous relationship, and
- at least 1 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