3.1.5.110 Bereavement Payment Provisions for PP Recipients

Summary

Bereavement payment provisions for PP recipients can differ from the general provisions explained earlier in this section. The following table explains the 4 possible scenarios for a PP recipient, and indicates where the relevant provisions are explained. ONLY those provisions that DIFFER from the general provisions are covered in these topics.

Scenario More Detail
Death of a single PP recipient. 3.1.5.25 Bereavement Payment Provisions for Singles
Death of a partnered PP recipient. 3.1.5.30 Bereavement Payment Provisions for Couples
Death of the recipient's partner (1.1.P.85). 3.1.5.112 Death of PP Recipient's Partner
Death of the last PP child (1.1.P.340). 3.1.5.115 Death of PP child

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.1.5.20 General Information about Bereavement Payments, 5.3.1.30 Taxation Exemptions Related to Death

Partnered recipient dies during PP child bereavement period

If a partnered PP recipient dies during a PP child bereavement period, the amount that would have been paid for the remainder of the bereavement period is payable to the surviving partner PROVIDED the PP recipient's partner claims the payments within 13 weeks after the death of the child.

If the PP recipient and child died at the same time, provisions are applied as though the child died first.

Note: Bereavement payment provisions also exist for single principal carer parents in receipt of NSA whose child dies. Refer to 3.2.1.90.

Act reference: SSAct section 513A Death of recipient - recipient member of a couple, section 21(2) Bereavement definitions

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.1.5.20 General Information about Bereavement Payments, 3.1.5.30 Bereavement Payment Provisions for Couples

Last reviewed: 7 May 2018