A. A qualifying family member includes: 

  • Natural or legally adopted children 
  • Parents or ancestors of parents 
  • Siblings or stepsiblings 
  • Stepchildren 
  • Stepparents 
  • First cousins 
  • Nieces or nephews 
  • Aunts or uncles 

In addition, the spouse of the beneficiary or the spouse of any of those listed above also qualifies as a family member of the beneficiary.