Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2015

Payment after death - carer’s allowance

9. (1) Section 248(2) of the Principal Act is amended—

(a) in paragraph (e), by the deletion of “or carer’s allowance” in each place that it occurs, and

(b) by the insertion of the following paragraph after paragraph (e):

“(ea) where a person is in receipt of carer’s allowance and the relevant person in respect of whom that carer is providing full-time care and attention dies, payment of the carer’s allowance shall continue to be made for 12 weeks after the death of the relevant person,”.

(2) This section comes into operation on 1 January 2016.