1.1.S.450 Surviving parent (DOP)
For the purposes of DOP, a surviving parent is a parent who is still alive. DOP is payable if one parent is dead and the surviving parent is:
- serving a prison sentence of at least 10 years
- indefinitely residing in a psychiatric hospital
- residing in a nursing home (1.1.N.140) or similar institution indefinitely, or
- uncontactable for some reason.
Explanation: Their whereabouts are unknown.
Act reference: SSAct section 5(1)-'parent', section 996 Long-term prisoner, section 997 Patient on a long-term basis, section 998 Person uncontactable