220.127.116.11 Bereavement payment provisions for PP recipients
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.
|Death of a single PP recipient||18.104.22.168 Bereavement payment provisions for single pensioners|
|Death of a partnered PP recipient||22.214.171.124 Bereavement payment provisions for couples|
|Death of the recipient's partner (1.1.P.85)||126.96.36.199 Death of PP recipient's partner|
|Death of the last PP child (1.1.P.340)||188.8.131.52 Death of PP child|
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.
The surviving partner may also qualify for bereavement assistance in respect of the deceased partner.