1.1.B.40 Bereavement period


This definition applies for the purposes of determining qualification for bereavement payments and calculating the LBP.

This definition is not applicable to a one-off bereavement payment for the death of a partner ( made under Part 2.11 Division 10 Subdivision AA (YA) or Part 2.12 Division 9 Subdivision AA (JSP) of the SSAct.


In relation to a person's death, a bereavement period is a period of 14 weeks that starts ON the day on which the person dies.

Act reference: SSAct section 21(2)(a)-'bereavement period'

Last reviewed: 20 March 2020