1.22 What is a 'Spouse' for the purposes of the Additional Death Benefit (ADB)? | Military Compensation SRCA Manuals and Resources Library, Death Handbook, Ch 1 Legislation and Definitions

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1.22 What is a 'Spouse' for the purposes of the Additional Death Benefit (ADB)?

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The Defence Determination 2009/70 states:

'Spouse' has the same meaning as in the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988.

Note: This meaning includes a de facto partner (whether of the same sex or a different sex).