Dependent refers to any of the following: (1) The legal spouse; (2) The legitimate, illegitimate, legitimated, and legally adopted gainfully employed, and not over the age of majority, or is over the age of majority but incapacitated and incapable of self-support due to a mental or physical defect; and (3) The parents who rely primarily upon the member-OFWs for support. (Sec. 7(c), R.A. No. 10801)

Under the Social Security Act of 2018, dependents shall be the following:

(1) The legal spouse entitled by law to receive support from the member;

(2) The legitimate, legitimated or legally adopted, and illegitimate child who is unmarried, not gainfully employed, and has not reached twenty-one (21) years of age, or if over twenty-one (21) years of age, he is congenitally or while still a minor has been permanently incapacitated and incapable of self-support, physically or mentally; and

(3) The parent who is receiving regular support from the member. (Sec. 3(e), R.A. No. 11199)