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).
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
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.