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Death of person receiving Veteran Payment

VEA Veterans’ Entitlements (Veteran Payment) Instrument 2018 (11)

If a person was receiving Veteran Payment prior to their death, the payment will cease on their date of death.

This applies to both the current or former member of the ADF and their partner.

 
Death of primary person – effect on Veteran Payment payable to partner (who is receiving Veteran Payment)   

Veterans’ Entitlements (Veteran Payment) Instrument 2018 (15)

Following the death of the current or former member of the ADF, where both the current or former member of the ADF member and their partner were receiving Veteran Payment, the partner will continue to receive Veteran Payment for a period of 42 days (six weeks). This period will begin on the date of death and payment will be reassessed at the singles rate.

 

Death of partner – effect on veteran payment to primary person

Veterans’ Entitlements (Veteran Payment) Instrument 2018 (15)

Following the death of their partner (who either was or was not receiving Veteran Payment), the current or former member of the ADF will continue to receive Veterans Payment until 42 days (six weeks) following the determination of their final claim for a mental health issue.  In certain circumstances, payment may be extended beyond this period.

For further information please see: Cancellation, Suspension

From their partner’s date of death, the current or former member of the ADF will receive Veteran Payment at the singles rate.

 

Payments to partner following death if the former member’s payment had been suspended

If the payments of the current or former member of the ADF (and their partner) were suspended at the time of the death of the current or former member, the partner’s Veteran Payment will resume from the date of death and continue for 42 days (six weeks). Payments will also be made for the time the Veteran Payment was suspended.

 

Restoration of payments

If a current or former member of the ADF has died and Veteran Payment should have been paid to that person and their partner during a period of loss of eligibility or loss of payability, then restorative action would include the calculation and payment of 42 days of Veteran Payment following the date of death of the current or former member of the ADF.