SSS child pensions
Eligible children can receive a benefit on the death of a SSS contributor. An eligible child is a child of the deceased member – or a child of the member's spouse or de facto partner – who is under 18, or between the ages of 18 and 25, and enrolled in full-time study with an approved educational institution.
The benefit is generally a fortnightly pension for each eligible child, paid to the surviving parent or guardian of the child.
Benefits payable where deceased is not survived by an eligible spouse
On the death of a pension member who is not survived by an eligible spouse but is survived by an eligible child, the benefit payable is either:
- a lump sum equal to the deceased's withdrawal benefit from the scheme, or
- a refund of the deceased's personal contributions paid to SSS, plus a fortnightly pension for each eligible child.
These benefits are paid to the legal personal representative of the deceased SSS member.
Child pensions receive annual cost-of-living adjustments, based on movements in the Consumer Price (All Groups Sydney) Index.