Who should read this article?
Anyone with a spending account administered by League like a Lifestyle Spending Account (LSA) or Health Spending Account (HSA).
Curious about who actually qualifies as a dependent under the League Lifestyle Spending Account (LSA) or Health Spending Account (HSA)? A dependent must meet the following criteria:
Your spouse or common-law partner
Depend on you for financial support
A resident of Canada (this residence requirement does not apply if the person is the child or grandchild of the individual or of the individual’s spouse or common-law partner)
Note: If you want to add a common-law partner as a dependent to your League Health Spending Account (HSA), you need to meet the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) definition of "common-law".
If your grandchild, parent, grandparent, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, niece or nephew (or that of your spouse or common-law partner) depend on you for financial support you can add them as a dependent, however, the addition of these dependents will not increase your coverage amount.
Please note that dependent types are more strict for insurance coverage from our carriers such as RBC, Manulife, and Canada Life. See Who qualifies as a dependent under insurance benefits? for an explanation of the different qualifications.