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(2) References in this Part to “relevant other children” are to—
(a)children other than qualifying children in respect of whom the non-resident parent or his partner receives child benefit under Part IX of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992; and
(b)such other description of children as may be prescribed.
(3) In this Part, a person “receives” a benefit, pension or allowance for any week if it is paid or due to be paid to him in respect of that week.
(4) In this Part, a person’s “partner” is—
(a)if they are a couple, the other member of that couple;
(b)if the person is a husband or wife by virtue of a marriage entered into under a law which permits polygamy, another party to the marriage who is of the opposite sex and is a member of the same household.
[F2(5) In sub-paragraph (4)(a), “couple” means—
(a)a man and a woman who are married to each other and are members of the same household,
(b)a man and a woman who are not married to each other but are living together as husband and wife,
(c)two people of the same sex who are civil partners of each other and are members of the same household, or
(d)two people of the same sex who are not civil partners of each other but are living together as if they were civil partners.
(6) For the purposes of this paragraph, two people of the same sex are to be regarded as living together as if they were civil partners if, but only if, they would be regarded as living together as husband and wife were they instead two people of the opposite sex.]]
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