Social Security Act 1964

  • not the latest version
  • This version was replaced on 8 February 2017 to make corrections to sections 3(1), 11, 11A(4), 61CF(2)(e), 61EA(2), 71A(4), 72(b), 74(1)(d), 86(2), 104A, 120(3), and Schedules 4, 18, 27, and 28 under section 25(1)(f), (i), (j)(ii), (iii), (iv), and (k) of the Legislation Act 2012.
61DD Children’s funeral grants

If a child dies the chief executive may, in the chief executive’s discretion, pay a funeral grant not exceeding $2,008.76 to meet the deceased child’s reasonable funeral expenses if—

(a)

those funeral expenses cannot be paid from the aggregate of—

(i)

the deceased child’s assessable estate before the payment of any other debts; and

(ii)

the combined assets of the parents, or any other person or persons, who were liable in law to maintain the deceased child on the date of death, other than non-assessable assets, in excess of the amount in clause 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 31; and

(b)

the combined annual income of the parents, or any other person or persons, who were liable in law to maintain the deceased child on the date of death is less than 52 times the appropriate amount in Part 2 of Schedule 31.

Section 61DD: replaced, on 1 August 1991, by section 16(1) of the Social Security Amendment Act (No 2) 1991 (1991 No 78).

Section 61DD: amended, on 1 April 2015 (applying in respect of persons who die on or after that date), by clause 3(1) of the Social Security (Rates of Benefits and Allowances) Order 2015 (LI 2015/33).

Section 61DD: amended, on 1 October 1998, by section 11 of the Employment Services and Income Support (Integrated Administration) Act 1998 (1998 No 96).

Section 61DD(a)(ii): amended, on 1 April 2005, by section 7(a) of the Social Security (Working for Families) Amendment Act 2004 (2004 No 51).

Section 61DD(b): amended, on 1 April 2005, by section 7(b) of the Social Security (Working for Families) Amendment Act 2004 (2004 No 51).