A person dependent for support upon another.
Federal Law
A member of the family (except foster children and foster adults) other than the family head or spouse, who is under 18 years of age, or is a person with a disability, or is a full-time student 25 CFR 37.112 means any of the following individuals who accompany the recipient of a fellowship under this program to his or her training site for the entire fellowship period if the individual receives more than 50 percent of his or her support from the recipient during the fellowship period:

(1) The recipient’s spouse 34 CFR 662.7, 34 CFR 663.7

State Law
Alabama
A natural person wholly or partially dependent upon the victim for care or support, and includes a child of the victim born after the death of the victim where the death occurred as a result of criminally injurious conduct Alabama Code 15-23-3 Any person, regardless of his or her legal residence or domicile, who receives 50 percent or more of his or her support from the public official or public employee or his or her spouse or who resided with the public official or public employee for more than 180 days during the reporting period Alabama Code 22-13A-2
California
means a person described in Section 300 California Welfare and Institutions Code 101 means a person identified by the California Victim Compensation Board because of his or her relationship to a California resident killed as a result of injuries sustained during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 California Education Code 70010.1 means the spouse or child of an eligible employee, subject to applicable terms of the health benefit plan covering the employee, and includes dependents of guaranteed association members if the association elects to include dependents under its health coverage at the same time it determines its membership composition pursuant to subdivision (z) California Insurance Code 10700 means the spouse or child of an eligible employee, subject to applicable terms of the health care plan contract covering the employee, and includes dependents of guaranteed association members if the association elects to include dependents under its health coverage at the same time it determines its membership composition pursuant to subdivision (o) California Public Contract Code 12305 means the spouse or child of an eligible individual or other individual applying for coverage, subject to applicable terms of the health benefit plan covering the eligible person California Public Utilities Code 454.1 means the spouse or child of an eligible individual or other individual applying for coverage, subject to applicable terms of the health care plan contract covering the eligible person California Public Contract Code 10742 means the spouse or registered domestic partner, or child, of an eligible employee, subject to applicable terms of the health benefit plan covering the employee, and includes dependents of guaranteed association members if the association elects to include dependents under its health coverage at the same time it determines its membership composition pursuant to subdivision (t) California Insurance Code 10755 means the spouse or registered domestic partner, or child, of an eligible employee, subject to applicable terms of the health care service plan contract covering the employee, and includes dependents of guaranteed association members if the association elects to include dependents under its health coverage at the same time it determines its membership composition pursuant to subdivision (m) California Public Contract Code 20252 means the spouse or registered domestic partner, or child, of an eligible employee, subject to applicable terms of the health care service plan contract covering the employee, and includes dependents of guaranteed association members if the association elects to include dependents under its health coverage at the same time it determines its membership composition pursuant to subdivision (n) California Public Contract Code 20291 means the spouse, registered domestic partner as described in Section 297 of the Family Code, or child of an employee California Insurance Code 10752
Connecticut
as used in this chapter , means a blood relation or the spouse of a Connecticut soldier, sailor or marine who, at the time of the calling of such soldier, sailor or marine into active military or naval service, is actually and solely dependent upon such soldier, sailor or marine for support and maintenance Connecticut General Statutes 27-80 means a member of the injured employee’s family or next of kin who was wholly or partly dependent upon the earnings of the employee at the time of the injury Connecticut General Statutes 31-275
Delaware
includes all persons other than the injured employee who are entitled to compensation under the elective schedule set forth in this chapter, and wherever the context requires it, includes the personal representatives and the surviving spouse of the deceased, and guardians of infants or trustees for incompetent persons Delaware Code Title 19 Sec. 2301 means a spouse, a child under the age of 26 years, and an unmarried child of any age who is medically certified as totally disabled and dependent upon the parent Delaware Code Title 19 Sec. 3165 means a spouse, an enrollee’s child by blood or law who is less than 26 years of age and an unmarried child of any age who is medically certified as totally disabled and dependent upon the enrollee Delaware Code Title 18 Sec. 5941
Idaho
means a natural person who is recognized under the law of this state to be wholly or partially dependent upon the victim for care or support and includes a child if under the age of eighteen (18) years or incapable of self-support and unmarried and includes a child of the victim conceived before the victim’s death but born after the victim’s death, including a child that is conceived as a result of the criminally injurious conduct Idaho Code 72-1003 means a spouse, a child or any other individual listed as having coverage under the primary policy holder’s or subscriber’s health benefit plan Idaho Code 41-5501 means any person whom a taxpayer claims as a dependent under the income tax laws of the state of Idaho Idaho Code 31-3502
Indiana
has the meaning set forth in 37 U Indiana Code 10-17-12-5.5 means a child:

Indiana Code 10-17-7-1

means any of the following:

Indiana Code 6-8-11-2

means :

Indiana Code 35-46-1-1

Iowa
includes a spouse or child or any other person who is in need of and entitled to support from a person who is declared to be legally liable for the support of that dependent Iowa Code 252G.1 means a child, or an obligee for whom a court may order coverage by a health benefit plan pursuant to section 252E Iowa Code 252E.1 shall mean and include a spouse, child, mother, father, grandparent, or grandchild who is in need of and entitled to support from a person who is declared to be legally liable for such support Iowa Code 252A.2
Kansas
means a natural person wholly or partially dependent upon the victim for care or support, and includes a child of the victim born after the victim’s death Kansas Statutes 74-7301 means a resident spouse or resident unmarried child under the age of 19 years, a child who is a student under the age of 23 years and who is financially dependent upon the parent, or a child of any age who is disabled and dependent upon the parent Kansas Statutes 40-2118 means the spouse or child of an eligible employee, subject to applicable terms of the health benefits plan covering such employee and the dependent eligibility standards established by the board Kansas Statutes 40-2209d shall mean any child born before or during the period of time such child’s father served as a prisoner of war or was declared to be a person missing in action, or any child legally adopted or in the legal custody of any person prior to and during the time such person served as a prisoner of war or was declared to be a person missing in action Kansas Statutes 73-1216
Kentucky
means any individual who is or may become eligible for coverage under the terms of an individual or group health benefit plan because of a relationship to a participant Kentucky Statutes 304.17A-005 means those persons defined as dependents in the Internal Revenue
Code Kentucky Statutes 141.010
Louisiana
means a resident spouse or resident unmarried child under the age of twenty-one years, a child who is a student under the age of twenty-four years and who is financially dependent upon the parent, or a child of any age who is disabled and dependent upon the parent Louisiana Revised Statutes 22:1202 means the person or persons to whom, under the provisions of Part II of this Chapter, compensation shall be paid upon the death of the injured employee Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:5212
Maine
includes a spouse, whether or not actually dependent Maine Revised Statutes Title 14 Sec. 4421 means a member of an employee’s family or that employee’s next of kin who is wholly or partly dependent upon the earnings of the employee for support at the time of the injury Maine Revised Statutes Title 39-A Sec. 102 means a natural person who is wholly or partially dependent upon the victim for care or support and includes a child of the victim born after his death Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 1402-A means a spouse, a domestic partner as defined in section 2832-A, subsection 1 or a child under 26 years of age Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 4304 means a spouse, an unmarried child under 19 years of age, a child who is a student under 23 years of age and financially dependent upon the enrollee, a child of any age who is disabled and dependent upon the enrollee or a domestic partner as defined in Title 24-A, section 2741-A Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 11151 means a spouse, an unmarried child under 19 years of age, a child who is a student under 23 years of age and is financially dependent upon a plan enrollee or a person of any age who is the child of a plan enrollee and is disabled and dependent upon that plan enrollee Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 6903
Michigan
means a payee’s spouse, minor child, or any other person for whom the payee is legally obligated to provide support, including alimony Michigan Laws 691.1302 means any individual who was substantially reliant for support upon the income of the deceased public safety officer
Minnesota
means any person who is considered a dependent under sections 151 and 152 of the Internal Revenue Code Minnesota Statutes 216B.19
Montana
has the meaning provided in 33-22-140 Montana Code 33-31-102, Montana Code 2-18-701 means a natural person who is recognized under the law of this state to be wholly or partially dependent upon the victim for care or support and includes a child of the victim conceived before the victim’s death but born after the victim’s death, including a child that is conceived as a result of the criminally injurious conduct Montana Code 53-9-103 means a payee’s spouse, a minor child of the payee, or any person for whom the payee is legally obligated to provide support, including spousal maintenance Montana Code 33-20-1402 means an individual recognized as a dependent by a uniformed service Montana Code 13-21-102 means the spouse of the employee or account holder or a child of the employee or account holder if the child is:

(a) under 23 years of age and enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited college or university or is under 19 years of age;

(b) legally entitled to the provision of proper or necessary subsistence, education, medical care, or other care necessary for the health, guidance, or well-being of the child and is not otherwise emancipated, self-supporting, married, or a member of the armed forces of the United States; or

(c) mentally or physically incapacitated to the extent that the child is not self-sufficient Montana Code 15-61-102

means the spouse or minor child of a service member or any other person legally dependent on the service member for support Montana Code 10-1-902 means :

(a) a spouse;

(b) an unmarried child under 25 years of age:

(i) who is not an employee eligible for coverage under a group health plan offered by the child’s employer for which the child’s premium contribution amount is no greater than the premium amount for coverage as a dependent under a parent’s individual or group health plan;

(ii) who is not a named subscriber, insured, enrollee, or covered individual under any other individual health insurance coverage, group health plan, government plan, church plan, or group health insurance;

(iii) who is not entitled to benefits under 42 U Montana Code 33-22-1803, Montana Code 33-22-140

New Hampshire
means the employee’s widow, widower, children, parents, persons in the direct line of ascent or descent, or next of kin, who were wholly or partially dependent, in fact, upon the earnings of the employee for support at the time of the injury New Hampshire Revised Statutes 281-A:2
North Carolina
An eligible Plan member other than the subscriber North Carolina General Statutes 135-48.1 An individual wholly or substantially dependent upon the victim for care and support and includes a child of the victim born after his death North Carolina General Statutes 15B-2
Ohio
means a person who is recognized as a dependent by one of the uniformed services Ohio Code 3511.01
Rhode Island
includes a spouse or child or any other person who is in need of or entitled to support from a person who is declared to be legally liable for the support of that dependent Rhode Island General Laws 15-24-3. means a person wholly or partially dependent upon the income of the victim at the time of his or her death or would have been so dependent but for the incapacity due to the injury from which the death resulted Rhode Island General Laws 12-25-17. means a person wholly or partially dependent upon the income of the victim at the time of his or her death or would have been so dependent but for the incapacity due to the injury from which the death resulted, and includes a child of the victim born after the death of the victim Rhode Island General Laws 12-25.1-2. means any child who requires the protection and assistance of the court when his or her physical or mental health or welfare is harmed, or threatened with harm, due to the inability of the parent or guardian, through no fault of the parent or guardian, to provide the child with a minimum degree of care or proper supervision because of:

(i) The death or illness of a parent; or

(ii) The special medical, educational, or social-service needs of the child which the parent is unable to provide Rhode Island General Laws 14-1-3.

South Carolina
means a spouse, an unmarried child under the age of nineteen years, an unmarried child who is a full-time student between the ages of nineteen and twenty-two and who is financially dependent upon the parent, and an unmarried child of any age who is medically certified as disabled and dependent upon the parent South Carolina Code 38-71-1330 means an individual recognized as a dependent by a uniformed service South Carolina Code 7-15-610
South Dakota
any spouse, parent, grandparent, stepparent, child, stepchild, adopted child, grandchild, brother, sister, half brother, half sister, or parent of the spouse of a deceased victim who was wholly or partially dependent upon the victim’s income at the time of the victim’s death, including any child of the victim born after the victim’s death South Dakota Codified Laws 23A-28B-1 except as otherwise required by this title, any spouse, any unmarried child under the age of nineteen years, any unmarried child who is a full-time student under the age of twenty-three and who is financially dependent upon the parent, and any unmarried child of any age who is medically certified as disabled and dependent upon the parent South Dakota Codified Laws 58-18B-1
Tennessee
means a dependent of an eligible individual, as defined by the department means the spouse or child of an eligible employee, subject to applicable terms of the health care plan covering the employee means the spouse or child of the eligible individual as defined in &sect Tennessee Code 67-10-102
Utah
means the spouse of an individual, and the grandchild or the natural or adoptive child of an individual who derives support primarily from that individual Utah Code 78B-5-502 means a natural person to whom the victim is wholly or partially legally responsible for care or support and includes a child of the victim born after the victim’s death Utah Code 63M-7-502 means an individual recognized as a dependent by a uniformed service Utah Code 20A-16-102 means an individual to the extent that the individual is defined to be a dependent by:

(a)  the health benefit plan covering the covered individual; and

(b)  Chapter 22, Part 6, Accident and Health Insurance Utah Code 31A-30-103 means the same as “dependent” under Section 31A-30-103 Utah Code 19-1-502
Vermont
means the victim’s spouse or a person who is legally dependent for support upon a victim
Virginia
means a son, daughter, father, mother, brother, sister, or other person, whether or not related by blood or marriage, if such person receives from an officer or employee more than one-half of his financial support Virginia Code 59.1-365 means an individual recognized as a dependent by a uniformed service Virginia Code 15.2-926.3 means an individual who is the spouse or child of a subscriber Virginia Code 28.2-1408.1
Washington
means receiving one-half or more of support from a member Washington Code 41.32.010 shall mean a person who is not financially independent Washington Code 28B.15.012
West Virginia
as used in this chapter , means a widow, widower, child under eighteen years of age, or under twenty-five years of age when a full-time student as provided in this section, invalid child or posthumous child, who, at the time of the injury causing death, is dependent, in whole or in part, for his or her support upon the earnings of the employee, stepchild under eighteen years of age, or under twenty-five years of age when a full-time student as provided in this section, child under eighteen years of age legally adopted prior to the injury causing death, or under twenty-five years of age when a full-time student as provided in this section, father, mother, grandfather or grandmother, who, at the time of the injury causing death, is dependent, in whole or in part, for his or her support upon the earnings of the employee West Virginia Code 23-4-10 has the meaning set forth in section one-a, article sixteen of this chapter West Virginia Code 33-16D-2 includes a child of the victim born after his or her death West Virginia Code 14-2A-3 means an eligible employee’s spouse or any unmarried child or stepchild under the age of twenty-five if that child or stepchild meets the definition of a “qualifying child” or a “qualifying relative” in section 152 of the Internal Revenue Code West Virginia Code 33-16-1a means any person who is living with or dependent upon the income of any employee whether related by blood or not West Virginia Code 21-5D-2
Wisconsin
includes any of the following:
      (a)    A spouse, a surviving spouse, or a divorced spouse, but only if the divorced spouse is not remarried and is receiving child support or maintenance from the veteran under a court order Wisconsin Statutes 45.01
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