1.1.P.85 Partner, partnered, partnered (partner in gaol)

Usage

These definitions apply to all payments.

Definition: partner

A partner in relation to a person who is a member of a couple (1.1.M.120), is the other member of the couple, whether legally married or otherwise. This includes couples whether of the same sex or a different sex.

This excludes former partners, whether legally married or otherwise, from whom they have separated.

Act reference: SSAct section 4(1)-'partner'

Definition: partnered

Please refer to the definition of this term in the SSAct.

Act reference: SSAct section 4(11)(a) For the purposes of this Act a person is partnered if…

Definition: partnered (partner in gaol)

Please refer to the definition of this term in the SSAct.

Act reference: SSAct section 4(11)(f) For the purposes of this Act a person is partnered (partner in gaol)…

Last reviewed: 16 May 2016