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. Notification period for bereavement events - 28 days


All recipients will be given 28 days in which to notify of the occurrence of a bereavement event as it is considered that at these times recipients require additional adjustment time before approaching government agencies.

Act reference: SSAct section 21(2)(b) the bereavement notification day …

SS(Admin)Act section 72(6) If a notice …

Policy reference: SS Guide 1.1.B.30 Bereavement notification day, General notification period - 14 days

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