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1.1.P.443 Prohibited relationship

Usage

A person is not a member of a couple (1.1.M.120) if they are in a prohibited relationship. This applies to all payments.

Definition

A person is in a prohibited relationship if their partner is:

  • an ancestor or a descendant of the person
  • a sibling or half sibling of the person, or
  • a child who is, or has ever been, an adopted child of the person.

Act reference: SSAct section 4(12) to (13) Prohibited relationship

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