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Payment of Single Pensioner Bereavement Payment

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Single Pensioner Bereavement Payment

    

14 days entitlement of pension is paid from the day after death, as if the person had not died.

Bank account closed

If the bank account of the deceased pensioner is closed and payments of service pension or income support supplement and allowances payable after death are returned to DVA, then they must be reissued to the estate of the deceased pensioner.


A service pension is an income support payment broadly equivalent to the social security age and disability support pensions. It may be paid once a veteran or partner has reached the nominated age or is incapacitated for work.

ISS is an income support payment that may be paid to eligible war widows and widowers under the VEA and persons receiving wholly dependent partners' compensation under the MRCA, and who satisfy the means tests. It is an indexed rate, increased twice-yearly in March and September in line with changes to the cost of living and/or average wages. Income Support Supplement (ISS) legislation commenced on 20 March 1995. It is a payment created to replace the ceiling rate income support age, carer, wife and disability support pensions, paid to war widows/widowers by Centrelink.