If CIC applies this for years to count back it would be very complicated. Previous years, a person WAS dependant (under 22, not married,..), do we count who was dependant for previous years?? How about a sponsor or principal applicant divorced in 2018?? Do they count ex-spouse or partner in 2016,2017?? I got confused when they say count deceased family members which does not go with examples or explanation. I guess CIC just changed the law and has not decided about complicated cases. Probably next year they will indicate clearly explanation and examples. Guide says count family members SPONSOR will financially responsible for. How does a sponsor responsible for deceased family member??For deceased family members you would have to count them the years they were still alive or the year they were deceased. And then not count them for the years after they had passed away.
makes logical sense to me. A deceased person should not count as a family member after they have passed on.