• Interdependency relationship

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    An interdependency relationship exists if there is a close personal relationship between two persons and the following conditions are met:

    • they live together and
    • one or each of them provides the other with financial support, domestic support and personal care.

    An interdependency relationship can also exist if there is a close personal relationship between two persons but one or more of the conditions stated above are not satisfied because of the physical, intellectual or psychiatric disability of one of the people.

    However, two persons do not have an interdependency relationship if one of them provides domestic support and personal care to the other:

    • under an employment contract or a contract for service, or
    • on behalf of another person or organisation such as a government agency, a body corporate or a benevolent or charitable organisation.
      Last modified: 01 Jun 2012QC 25766