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How do I find out how MIT defines a Domestic Partnership?

A domestic partner is a same-sex or opposite-sex domestic partner who meets the following eligibility criteria:

  • A domestic partner must be at least 18 years of age.

  • Neither you nor your partner must be married to anyone and you must share a mutual, exclusive, enduring relationship.

  • You must have occupied a shared residence for at least four months and intend to do so indefinitely.

  • You must consider yourselves life partners, share joint responsibility for your common welfare, and be financially interdependent.

  • You must not be related by blood to the extent that marriage would be illegal in the state of Massachusetts.

  • Roommates, siblings, and parents do not qualify as domestic partners.

Visit Life Events / Marriage & Domestic Partnerships for more information on declaring a Domestic Partnership.