1.1.T.47 Temporarily separated couple (RA, TAL)

Definition

Two people are members of a temporarily separated couple if they:

  • are members of a couple for the purposes of the SSAct, and
  • are living separately and apart from each other but not on a permanent or indefinite basis, and
  • are neither an illness separated nor a respite care couple.

Act reference: SSAct section 4(9A) Temporarily separated couple

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.8.1.106 Special RA Rules for Couples & Families with Children, 3.8.7 TAL - Qualification & Payability

Last reviewed: 20 September 2016