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7.4 In what circumstances is compensation following death available?
Last amended: 9 April 2013
Most payments providing compensation following death under the MRCA are only available where:
- section 12 of the MRCA applied to the deceased member; AND
- there was a person or persons who met the definition of 'dependant' in section 15 of the Act immediately before the member's death (see 7.5 for further details).
However bereavement payments are available to wholly dependent partners or, if there was no partner, to eligible young persons, even if section 12 did not apply to the deceased. See 7.10 for details.