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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 240

Adjustment of person's carer payment rate

                   If:

                     (a)  a person is qualified for payments under this Subdivision; and

                     (b)  the person does not elect under subsection 237(2) not to receive payments under this Subdivision;

the rate of the person's carer payment during the bereavement period is worked out as follows:

                     (c)  during the bereavement rate continuation period, the rate of carer payment payable to the person is the rate at which the pension would have been payable to the person if:

                              (i)  the person's partner had not died; and

                             (ii)  where immediately before the partner's death the couple were an illness separated couple or a respite care couple--they were not such a couple;

                     (d)  during the bereavement lump sum period (if any), the rate at which carer payment is payable to the person is the rate at which the carer payment would be payable to the person apart from this Subdivision.



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