26. Persons who may benefit under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976.

An action under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 must be brought for the benefit of the dependants of the deceased1. 'Dependant' means:

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    (1)     the wife or husband or former wife or husband of the deceased2;

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    (2)     the civil partner or former civil partner of the deceased3;

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    (3)     any person who:

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      (a)     was living with the deceased in the same household immediately before the date of death; and

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      (b)     had been living with the deceased in the same household for at least two years before that date4; and

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      (c)     was living during the whole of that period as the husband