1.1.B.20 Bereavement claim, claim in substitution

Definition: bereavement claim

For the purposes of FTB, a bereavement claim refers to either a claim:

  • in substitution for a deceased person, or
  • for a deceased FTB or regular care child.

Bereavement claim: CCB

There are no bereavement provisions for CCB for the death of an eligible child.

Definition: claim in substitution

A claim can be made by an individual (1.1.I.90), in substitution for a deceased person who was eligible for FTB or CCB, regardless of whether the deceased person made a claim for FTB or CCB.

The circumstances of the deceased person are used to assess eligibility for FTB and CCB, not the circumstances of the applicant.

Explanation: The deceased person may not have claimed:

  • FTB if they were intending to lodge a past period claim (1.1.P.60), or
  • CCB if they were using registered care (1.1.R.20) or approved care (1.1.A.90) and intended to claim for a lump sum at the end of the financial year.

Act reference: FAAct section 31 Continued eligibility for FTB if an FTB or regular care child dies, section 32 Eligibility for a single amount of FTB if an FTB or regular care child dies, section 33 Eligibility for FTB if an eligible individual dies, section 46 Eligibility for child care benefit if a conditionally eligible or eligible individual dies

FA(Admin)Act section 7(1) How to claim, section 18 Determination of bereavement entitlement claim

Policy reference: FA Guide Death of an FTB or Regular Care Child, 2.2.2 Death of an Individual Eligible for FTB, 4.2.1 Summary of the FTB Claim Process, 2.6.4 CCB Eligibility - Death of an Eligible Child or Recipient

Last reviewed: 11 May 2015