Proof establishing a Spouse is confirmed by submitting a certified copy of a marriage certificate, whilst an affidavit signed by both parties will be required in the case of a Life Partner. In addition to an affidavit, we may require independent proof of the life partnership, such as proof of joint bank accounts, joint debts and expenses. In both instances, the main Member and the Spouse or Life Partner must have been married or living together for the minimum duration specified in the Schedule of Insurance, which is 2 years. Note that the 2-year criterion must be met when both the Relevant Event occurred and when the Benefit is claimed.