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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 660XKB

Continued payment of partner's pension

             (1)  If a person is qualified for payments under this Subdivision in relation to the death of the person's partner, there is payable to the person, on each of the partner's paydays in the bereavement rate continuation period the following amount:

                     (a)  where the partner was receiving a social security pension--the amount that would have been payable to the partner on the payday if the partner had not died; or

                     (b)  where the partner was receiving a service pension--the amount that would have been payable to the partner under Part III of the Veterans' Entitlements Act on the service payday that:

                              (i)  where the first Thursday after the partner's death was a service payday--precedes the partner's payday; or

                             (ii)  in any other case--follows the partner's payday;

                            if the partner had not died.

             (2)  For the purposes of subsection (1), if the couple were, immediately before the partner's death, an illness separated couple or a respite care couple, the amounts are to be worked out as if they were not such a couple.



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