3.1.5.140 Death of a Care Receiver - CA

Summary

A person receiving CA (child) may qualify for a bereavement payment upon the death of the child they were caring for.

A person receiving CA (adult) and an income support payment (other than CP) may qualify for a CA bereavement payment upon the death of their care receiver.

Act reference: SSAct section 992J Continued CA during bereavement rate continuation period where disabled child dies, section 992K Lump sum payable in some circumstances, section 992L Continuation of qualification for CA for 4 weeks in some cases where recipient's disabled child dies

FAAct section 3(1)-'FTB child'

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.6.7.190 Continuation, Variation or Termination of CA, 3.6.7.175 Bereavement Provisions for CA

FA Guide 2.2 FTB Eligibility for Individuals, 2.1.1.110 Death of an FTB or Regular Care Child

Last reviewed: 16 May 2016