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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 84

Lump sum payable in some circumstances

                   If:

                     (a)  a person is qualified for payments under this Subdivision in relation to the death of the person's partner; and

                     (b)  the first available bereavement adjustment payday occurs before the end of the bereavement period;

there is payable to the person as a lump sum an amount worked out using the lump sum calculator at the end of this section.

LUMP SUM CALCULATOR

This is how to work out the amount of the lump sum:

Method statement

Step 1.   Work out the amount that would have been payable to the person on the person's payday immediately before the first available bereavement adjustment payday if:

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

              (b)     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.

Step 2.   Work out the amount that would have been payable to the person's partner on the partner's payday or service payday immediately before the first available bereavement adjustment payday if:

               (a)     the partner had not died; and

              (b)     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.

Step 3.   Add the results of Step 1 and Step 2: the result is called the combined rate .

Step 4.   Work out the amount that, but for section 85, would have been payable to the person on the person's payday immediately before the first available bereavement adjustment payday: the result is called the person's individual rate .

Step 5.   Take the person's individual rate away from the combined rate: the result is called the partner's instalment component .

Step 6.   Work out the number of paydays of the partner in the bereavement lump sum period.

Step 7.   Multiply the partner's instalment component by the number obtained in Step 6: the result is the amount of the lump sum payable to the person under this section.



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