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When the loved one we care for dies, is there a path back to work for those of us receiving a Carer Pension?

Hello Forum,

 

When the loved one we care for dies, is there a path back to work for those of us receiving a Carer Pension?

 

Are we set adrift and expected to get a job within weeks after our loss?

 

We need to make funeral arrangements and tie up some loose ends before moving on and returning the the world.

 

Thank you.

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Re: When the loved one we care for dies, is there a path back to work for those of us receiving a Carer Pension?

I found this info on centrelink website regarding bereavement, they might be able to give you more information in person @LamontCranston  - two links.

 

https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/subjects/what-do-following-death

 

https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/bereavement-payment

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