On the day you claim Bereavement Allowance, generally you must be an Australian resident and in Australia.
Read more about how we define an Australian resident.
When you don’t meet the rules
Lived or worked overseas
If you’ve lived or worked in an agreement country you may be able to get Bereavement Allowance.
If you've recently arrived as a resident in Australia, you may have to wait to get payments or concession cards.
You usually need to be an Australian resident to get a payment from us. This page explains how we define an Australian resident.
Page last updated: 22 August 2019