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 (1.1.R.21).

Bereavement claim: CCS or ACCS

There are no bereavement provisions for CCS or ACCS for the death of an eligible child.

Definition: claim in substitution: FTB

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

The circumstances of the deceased person are used to assess eligibility for FTB, 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).

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

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

Policy reference: FA Guide 2.1.1.110 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

Claim in substitution: CCS or ACCS

An individual may make a claim in respect of a child for CCS or ACCS in substitution for a deceased person in respect of unpaid entitlement for past sessions of care (1.1.S.40). The deceased person must have been eligible for CCS or ACCS for the sessions of care.

Act reference: FAAct section 85DA Eligibility for CCS or ACCS in substitution for individual who has died

Policy reference: FA Guide 2.6.4 CCS Eligibility - Death of an Eligible Child or Recipient

Last reviewed: 2 July 2018