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MILITARY REHABILITATION AND COMPENSATION ACT 2004 - SECT 15

Definitions of dependant and related person

             (1)  A dependant of a member means a related person of the member:

                     (a)  who is wholly or partly dependent on the member; or

                     (b)  who would be wholly or partly dependent on the member but for an incapacity of the member that resulted from an injury or disease or an aggravation of an injury or disease.

Note 1:       Sections 17 and 18 set out some examples of when a person is wholly dependent on a member.

Note 2:       This section also applies to former members (see section 20).

             (2)  A related person of a member is:

                     (a)  any of the following persons:

                              (i)  the member's partner;

                             (ii)  a parent or step-parent of the member;

                            (iii)  a parent or step-parent of the member's partner;

                            (iv)  a grandparent of the member;

                             (v)  a child or stepchild of the member;

                            (vi)  a child or stepchild of the member's partner;

                           (vii)  a grandchild of the member;

                          (viii)  the member's brother, sister, half-brother or half-sister; or

Note:       This paragraph is affected by section 16.

                     (b)  a person in respect of whom the member stands in the position of a parent; or

                     (c)  a person who stands in the position of a parent to the member.



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