The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. The information contained in this publication is intended only as a guide to relevant legislation/policy. The information is accurate as at the date listed at the bottom of the page, but may be subject to change. To discuss individual circumstances please contact Services Australia. 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'

Policy reference: SS Guide Continuation, variation or termination of CA, Bereavement provisions for CA

FA Guide 2.2 FTB eligibility for individuals, Death of an FTB or regular care child

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