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Close relative

In relation to deprivation related farm transfers, a close relative means the pensioner's:

  •       father;
  •       mother;
  •       son;
  •       daughter;
  •       brother; or
  •       sister

This definition may be extended by Commission to include other family members who have worked unrewarded on the farm.



According to Section 179 of the VEA, the Commission is a body corporate under the name of Repatriation Commission.



According to section 5L of the VEA a family member, in relation to a person, means:

  • the partner, father or mother of the person, or
  • a sister, brother or child of the person, or
  • another person who, in the Commission's opinion, should be treated as one of these relations for the purposes of this definition.

Please note, the definition of a parent is further defined in section 10A of the VEA.  

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