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Section 1 of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (I(PFD)A 1975) specifies the categories of people who are entitled to apply under I(PFD)A 1975 on the basis they have not received reasonable financial provision from the estate. These are:
a spouse or civil partner
a former spouse or civil partner who has not remarried or entered into a civil partnership
a cohabitant, defined in I(PFD)A 1975, ss 1(1A) and 1(1B) as someone who was living with the deceased as a spouse or civil partner for at least two years immediately prior to the death
a child of the deceased
a person treated by the deceased as a child of the family
any person (not being a person included in the foregoing paragraphs) who was being maintained either wholly or partly by the deceased immediately before the death
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