Centrelink does offer a variety of payments, a basic description of which is shown below.

Married Pensioners: The surviving partner will receive a further 14 weeks of their spouses pension. This is usually paid in a lump sum.

Single Pensioners: The estate will receive one full pension payment after the persons death. Carers Pension: The carer is entitled to a further 14 weeks pension following the death and this will be paid in a lump sum.

Sole Parent Pension: The parent is entitled to a further 14 weeks following death and this will be paid in a lump sum.

Other allowances may be payable through the following institutions:

  • Department of Veterans Affairs,
  • Insurance companies,
  • Some private health funds,
  • Unions

It should also be known that if expenses are incurred for the funeral of a dependent, a certain amount of the cost can become a tax deduction.

Please note: Entitlements can change without notice and we recommend you contact your nearest Centrelink Office for further information.

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