18.104.22.168 Death of a care receiver - CA
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.
Death of carer & care receiver on the same day
Where the carer and the care receiver who are NOT members of a couple die on the same day, the care receiver is deemed to have died first. The beneficiary of the carer or the executor of their estate may be eligible for a bereavement payment, subject to the bereavement provisions applicable to the individual carer / care receiver relationship and payment status.
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'