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I. Cohabitation

Unmarried cohabitant couples do not have the legal status of married couples and thus do not enjoy the benefits attached to married couples, which includes tax, pension, medical and public housing benefits. The most important fact is that, regardless of how long the cohabitants have been living together, cohabitant couples are not recognized as married couples under the law. Thus, cohabitant couples fall outside the scope of the rights enjoyed by married couples.