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Bereavement payment in respect of disability compensation payment

The widow or widower of the deceased veteran who was immediately before their death:

  • a member of a couple, and
  • was receiving a disability compensation payment (formerly known as disability pension),

is entitled, in respect of the period of 12 weeks after the deceased veteran's death, to payment at:

  • the rate at which the disability compensation payment would have been payable to the deceased veteran, if the veteran had not died, on the first available pension pay day after the Commission becomes aware of the death, or
  • the general rate in force on the pension pay day,

whichever is lower. Refer to subsection 98A of the VEA for the full definition.



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