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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 236A

Lump sum payable in some circumstances

             (1)  A lump sum is payable to a person under this section if:

                     (a)  the person remains qualified for carer payment because subsection 235(1) or (1A) applies; and

                     (b)  immediately before the death of the person mentioned in that subsection, the person who died was not a member of a couple, or was a member of a couple and his or her partner:

                              (i)  was not receiving a social security pension; and

                             (ii)  was not receiving a social security benefit; and

                            (iii)  was not receiving a service pension, income support supplement or a veteran payment.

          (1A)  However, if subsection (1) would apply where 2 or more persons die at the same time, only one payment is payable under that subsection.

             (2)  The amount of the lump sum under this section is the lesser of the amount worked out under subsection (3) and the amount worked out under subsection (4).

             (3)  The amount under this subsection is:

where:

partnered MBR is the maximum basic rate applicable, on the day that the person dies, to a person covered by item 2 of the Maximum Basic Rate Table in point 1064-B1 of Pension Rate Calculator A in section 1064.

"pension supplement" is the person's pension supplement worked out under Module BA of Pension Rate Calculator A.

             (4)  The amount under this subsection is:

where:

"carer's current instalment" is the amount of the last instalment of carer payment paid to the carer before the person died.



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