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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 660YKB

Continuation of mature age allowance for bereavement period

             (1)  This section applies if:

                     (a)  a person is receiving mature age allowance; and

                     (b)  the person's partner dies; and

                     (c)  immediately before the deceased partner died, the partner:

                              (i)  was a long-term social security recipient; or

                             (ii)  was receiving a social security pension, a service pension or income support supplement; and

                     (d)  immediately before the deceased partner died, the surviving partner was a long-term social security recipient.

             (2)  The surviving partner remains qualified for mature age allowance during the bereavement period as if:

                     (a)  the deceased partner had not died; and

                     (b)  the deceased partner had continued to receive an income support payment; and

                     (c)  the surviving partner and the deceased partner had continued to be members of a couple.

             (3)  The surviving partner's mature age allowance rate during the bereavement rate continuation period is the rate that would have been payable to the surviving partner if:

                     (a)  the deceased partner had not died; and

                     (b)  if the couple had been an illness separated couple or a respite care couple--they had not been such a couple.

             (4)  The surviving partner's mature age allowance rate during the bereavement lump sum period (if any) is the rate at which mature age allowance would have been payable to the surviving partner if he or she was not a member of a couple.

Note 1:       For long-term social security recipient see subsection 23(1).

Note 2:       For bereavement period , bereavement rate continuation period and bereavement lump sum period see section 21.

Note 3:       For illness separated couple and respite care couple see subsections 4(7) and 4(8) respectively.

Note 4:       For i ncome support payment see subsection 23(1).



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