Death benefit

Dependant eligibility differs if a member has died in service or after retirement.

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Dependants may also be entitled to claim benefits from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) or Centrelink, in addition to your DFRDB Scheme.

Learn more about death benefits for DFRDB members and pension recipients.

Surviving spouse or children

Benefit application forms are outlined below. Please also provide:

  • marriage certificate
  • death certificate
  • tax file number of claimant
  • new bank account details
  • certified proof of identity documentation for claimant/s.

A benefit estimate cannot be provided until eligibility has been determined.