What is a dependant?

When you hear us refer to a "dependant", we mean a person who is dependant upon the primary member. This includes children, stepchildren, legally adopted children, or children to whom the primary member is the legal guardian. 

Dependants can stay on your family membership until their 21st birthday or, for full-time students at a recognised educational institution, until their 25th birthday. Dependants are not means-tested and do not have to live at home; however, dependants cannot be married or in a de-facto relationship and remain on the family membership. 

To register a dependant as a student, please complete a Student Declaration Form and return it to hello@hif.com.au. Dependants without a student declaration will be automatically removed from a family membership on their 21st birthday.

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