18.104.22.168 Continuation, variation or termination of PP
The following table lists the circumstances in which payment of PP may change.
|Payment of PP is …||if …|
|continued||a recipient continues to meet all qualification and payability provisions.
Examples: Provisions that are:
there is a change in the recipient's or their partner's circumstances, but the recipient continues to meet all qualification and payability requirements.
there is a change in the recipient's circumstances that means that they no longer meet the qualification or payability provisions.
Act reference: SS(Admin)Act section 68 Person receiving social security payment or holding concession card, section 192 General power to obtain information, section 193 Power to obtain information from a person …
Death of child
If the only qualifying child for PP dies, the recipient may qualify for bereavement assistance in the form of an extension of qualification during the bereavement period. This is explained in 22.214.171.124.
Act reference: SSAct section 512 Death of PP child-continuation of qualification for 14 weeks
Death of recipient
The estate of a deceased single PP recipient IS entitled to one further instalment after the death of the recipient. The payment is payable to the person the Secretary thinks appropriate.
Act reference: SSAct section 513 Death of recipient-recipient not member of a couple, section 513A Death of recipient-recipient member of a couple
Policy reference: SS Guide 126.96.36.199 Bereavement payment provisions for PP recipients
Death of partner
If the recipient is a member of a couple and their partner dies, it may necessitate a change in the recipient's PP rate, based on their income and assets as a single person.
The recipient MAY also qualify for bereavement assistance if the partner was:
- receiving a social security pension
- receiving a DVA service pension, or
- a long term social security recipient.
Act reference: SSAct section 514 Surviving partner and deceased partner, section 23(1)-'long-term social security recipient'