Dependency Payments: A dependency payment may be made to a qualifying relative who at the time of the deceased’s death was financially or physically dependent on the deceased. A qualifying relative was physically dependent on the deceased if the deceased was their main carer.
The period to which a dependency payment will relate begins on the day of the death.
(1) The period to which a dependency payment will relate ends on whichever is the earliest of:
(a) in the case of a qualifying relative who is a child under the age of 18, the day before their 18th birthday;
(b) the day upon which the deceased would have reached state pension age;
(c) the date on which, before the incident giving rise to their criminal injury, the deceased’s life would have been expected to end in accordance with Table C of Annex F of criminal injuries compensation scheme 2012 or other available medical evidence;
(d) the expected end of the qualifying relative’s life; or
(e) the 50th anniversary of the day referred to in paragraph
(2) When calculating the amount of a dependency payment, no account will be taken of a qualifying relative’s remarriage or new civil partnership, or their prospects of remarrying or entering into another civil partnership.