According to subsection 5Q(1) of the VEA, for the purposes of the means test concession, a parent or immediate family member includes:

  • natural parents,
  • legal guardians (a person who is, or was the legal guardian of the person with a [glossary:severe disability:222] while that person was under the age of 18 years),
  • adoptive parents,
  • step parents,
  • grandparents, and
  • siblings.