18.104.22.168 Continuation, variation or termination of Austudy
The following table lists the circumstances in which payment of Austudy may change.
|Payment of Austudy …||if the recipient …|
|may be varied||
Where necessary, these circumstances are explained in more detail in the rest of this topic.
Act reference: SS(Admin)Act section 90 Automatic cancellation-transfer to new payment type
Death of recipient
The estate of a deceased single Austudy recipient is NOT entitled to one further instalment after their death. However, payment should be made up to the date of death to the person best entitled to receive it.
If the recipient was a member of a couple (1.1.M.120), the partner may qualify for some bereavement assistance.
Policy reference: SS Guide 3.1.5 Bereavement payment provisions
Death of partner
If the recipient is a member of a couple and their partner dies the recipient may qualify for some bereavement assistance.