Reply To: living together – partner in armed forces


Where the person normally resides is not the issue. The issue is whether or not they are living in the same houshold as husband and wife.

I am not suggesting that the facts of this case are anything like those in CIS/072/1994, but the case before the Commissioner shows how detailed the evidence may need to be before a conclusion can be reached.

In CIS/072/1994, the couple were living under the same roof and their financial arrangements were still entwined, but the Commissioner held that they were not living together as husband and wife because the relationship had pretty much irrevocably broken down