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De facto relationship
A person is considered to be in a de facto relationship if the person is:
living with another person (their partner) whether of the same sex or a different sex;
not legally married to the partner; and
certain features of that relationship are typical for members of a couple, and
the person and the partner are not within a prohibited relationship
Refer to section 11A of the VEA for the full definition.
Note: A relationship needs to be established for a period of twelve months to be considered a 'de facto relationship' for VCES purposes.
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