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Continued carer allowance during bereavement rate continuation period where disabled adult dies

             (1)  If:

                     (a)  a person is receiving carer allowance (other than because of this section) for a care receiver who is a disabled adult; and

                     (b)  the disabled adult dies; and

                     (c)  the person is receiving an income support payment (other than carer payment) at the time of the death of the disabled adult; and

                     (d)  the person is not qualified for a payment under a provision of this Act (other than this section), or of the Veterans' Entitlements Act, in respect of the death of the disabled adult;

the person is qualified for carer allowance during the bereavement rate continuation period as if the disabled adult had not died and had received the care and attention referred to in paragraph 954(1)(d) or 954A(1)(d) (as the case may be).

Note:          For bereavement rate continuation period see subsection 21(2).

             (2)  The rate at which the carer allowance is to be paid during the bereavement rate continuation period is the rate at which the allowance was payable to the person immediately before the day on which the disabled adult died.

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