An interdependent relationship exists if:
- two people have a close personal relationship which involves a demonstrated and ongoing commitment to a shared life and each other’s emotional support and wellbeing; and
- they live together, or are temporarily living apart; and
- one or each of them provides the other with financial support; and
- one or each of them provides the other with domestic support and personal care of a level normally provided in a close personal relationship, rather than by a mere friend or flatmate.
- if they don’t live together or provide each other with financial support, domestic support and personal care, it’s because one or both of them suffer from a disability.
Two people don’t have an interdependent relationship if one of them provides domestic support and personal care to the other and is paid for this or works on behalf of another person organisation such as a government agency, a body corporate or a benevolent or charitable organisation.
Whether your nominated beneficiaries qualify as your interdependants will be assessed when a claim is made.