18.104.22.168 When do Bereavement Payments Apply
Bereavement payments are made as a temporary continuation of a deceased person's payment. They are paid to make it easier for survivors to adjust to changed financial circumstances after the death of an individual in receipt of an eligible pension, benefit or allowance.
Bereavement payments may be paid in respect of:
- an adult (paid an income support payment in their own right), or
- a child (where the parent was paid an allowance in respect of the child (FTB child)).
Bereavement payments for adults
Bereavement payments for adults are outlined in subsequent topics.
Policy reference: SS Guide 22.214.171.124 General Information about Bereavement Payments
Bereavement payments for children
Information about FTB and related issues such as bereavement payments can be found in the FA Guide.