The service pension bereavement payment is an amount payable on the death of a pensioner to the partner, or in absence of a partner, any person that the Commission thinks appropriate. The amount of bereavement payment varies and depends on whether:

  • the deceased was a member of a couple, and
  • the partner was receiving an income support payment from DVA or Centrelink.

Refer to Division 12A of the VEA for the full definition.