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,
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.