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8.3.6 Bereavement payments

8.3.6.1It should be noted that it is Centrelink policy that once the lump sum bereavement payment (LBP) is calculated and paid, it is NOT adjusted. For partnered assessments, the survivor is paid an ongoing rate. Variations can be made to the ongoing rate of pension, even during the bereavement period.

8.3.6.2Where WWP is granted and a clearance is sent to DVA, Centrelink will cancel the social security payment with effect from date of grant of WWP.

8.3.6.3Centrelink then requests recovery of the overpaid amount back to date of cancellation, but no re-calculation of the LBP is performed. DVA will adjust the pension arrears and assess eligibility and payability of ISS based on information provided by Centrelink.