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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 992M

Death of recipient

             (1)  If:

                     (a)  a person is receiving carer allowance; and

                     (b)  the person is a member of a couple; and

                     (c)  the person dies; and

                     (d)  the person:

                              (i)  was qualified at the time of the person's death for payments under Subdivision A in relation to the death of a disabled child or under Subdivision BA in relation to the death of a disabled adult; or

                             (ii)  would have been so qualified if the person had not died;

there is payable to the partner an amount equal to the sum of the following amounts:

                     (e)  the amount of carer allowance that would have been payable to the person under subsection 992J(2) or 992LA(2), as the case requires, if the person had not died;

                      (f)  any lump sum that would have been payable to the person under section 992K or 992LB, as the case requires, if the person had not died.

             (2)  If:

                     (a)  a person is receiving carer allowance; and

                     (b)  the person is not a member of a couple; and

                     (c)  the person dies; and

                     (d)  the person:

                              (i)  was qualified at the time of the person's death for payments under Subdivision A in relation to the death of a disabled child or under Subdivision BA in relation to the death of a disabled adult; or

                             (ii)  would have been so qualified if the person had not died;

there is payable, to such person as the Secretary thinks appropriate, an amount equal to the sum of the following amounts:

                     (e)  the amount of carer allowance that would have been payable to the person under subsection 992J(2) or 992LA(2), as the case requires, if the person had not died;

                      (f)  any lump sum that would have been payable to the person under section 992K or 992LB, as the case requires, if the person had not died.

   



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