Our definition of recognised relationship for Student Allowance
For Student Allowance, a recognised relationship is when you and your partner are:
- both 24 or over
- in a relationship, which can be either a:
- civil union
- de facto relationship.
If either of you is under 24, one of you must have a child in your care to be in a recognised relationship.
16 or 17
If you or your partner are 16 or 17, written parental consent is required for you to live together in a de facto relationship.