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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 992K

Lump sum payable in some circumstances

             (1)  If:

                     (a)  a person is qualified for carer allowance under section 992J in relation to a disabled child, or one of 2 disabled children, who has died; and

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

                     (c)  immediately before the child's death, the child was an FTB child, or a regular care child, of the person;

a lump sum (worked out using the lump sum calculator at the end of this subsection) is payable to the person.

Lump Sum Calculator

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

Method statement

Step 1.   Work out the rate at which carer allowance was payable to the person immediately before the child died.

Step 2.   Work out the number of paydays of the person in the bereavement lump sum period.

Step 3.   Multiply the rate obtained in Step 1 by the number obtained in Step 2: the result is the amount of the lump sum payable to the person under this section.

Note:          For first available bereavement adjustment payday , bereavement period and bereavement lump sum period see subsection 21(2).

             (2)  However, if a person is qualified for carer allowance under section 992J in relation to 2 disabled children both of whom have died at the same time, only one lump sum is payable to the person under this section.



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