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


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

  • are members of a couple for the purposes of the SSAct
  • 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 Special RA rules for couples & families with children, 3.8.7 TAL - qualification & payability

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