WORK AND INCOME FUNERAL GRANTS:
When an adult or child dies, his/her spouse or parent or the executor of the estate can apply for a Funeral Grant to assist with funeral expenses. You may be eligible for a funeral grant of up to $1971.37 to assist with funeral expenses (correct as of June 2013).
Requirements before Work and Income will process the application:
(Your Funeral Director will help you with this claim.)
Proof of death:
eg death notice, newspaper notice, funeral director confirmation.
Proof of funeral expenses
Proof of assets as at the date of death:
eg bank statements for all accounts
Proof of income:
(if you are the partner or parent of the person who has died)
Identification for yourself.
ACC FUNERAL & SURVIVORS GRANTS:
If the Accident Compensation Corporation has accepted a claim for accidental death, they can help pay for funeral expenses, up to a maximum of $5879.81. By funeral expenses they mean burial or cremation and the related ceremonies, including specific religious or cultural requirements.
Our Funeral Director can help complete these forms for you
Requirements before ACC will process the application:
Proof of accident (coroner’s report / newspaper report etc.)
Proof of residency (passport / birth certificate etc.)
ACC Advice of Fatal Injury Form
RSA FUNERAL GRANTS:
For further information on assistance and plots please contact your local welfare officer or visit the RSA Website.