Funeral Grant

Who should read this information?
Who can receive a Funeral Grant?
What are the necessary contribution conditions for payment of a Funeral Grant?
What is the amount of Funeral Grant?
What is the time limit for claiming Funeral Grant?

You should, if you need general information about the Funeral Grant benefit available from the National Insurance Board. This leaflet will tell you who may receive benefits and how to apply.

Who Can Receive Funeral Grant?

  • A funeral grant is payable in respect of the death of any person if:
  • He or she satisfied the contribution conditions at the date of death;
  • He or she was entitled at the date of death to a Retirement Pension, Invalidity Pension, Survivor’s Pension, Sickness Benefit, Maternity Allowance or Non-Contributory Old Age Pension; or if He or she was a dependent spouse or child of an insured person who satisfies the contribution conditions or of a person who was entitled to any of the benefits mentioned in the previous paragraph.

Funeral Grant is payable to the widow or the widower of the deceased if the deceased was married. In certain cases, benefits are also payable to parents and in other cases to such persons as the Director may determine.

What Are The Necessary Contribution Conditions For Payment Of A Funeral Grant?

The insured person must have paid at least 26 contributions in the Scheme; and must have at least 8 contributions paid or credited in the first 13 weeks immediately before the week in which the death occurs.

What is The Amount of Funeral Grant

The amount of Funeral Grant is $1,200.00 if the deceased was an insured person and $800.00 in other case.

What Is The Time Limit For Claiming Funeral Grant?

A Funeral Grant claim must be submitted within 6 months from the date of death. If the claim is submitted late, the claimant loses his/her right to the Grant. In exceptional cases however, where the claimant can prove that there was good cause for the delay in claiming, the Grant can be paid if the claim is made not later than 12 months from the date of death.

Appeals

If you disagree with a decision made on your claim, you can appeal within 21 days from the date of the decision. An Appeals Tribunal will hear your case. If the initial decision is wrong, we will change it. However, if you are still dissatisfied with the decision, you may refer the grievance to the Supreme Court on a point of law only.

Please Note: This information provides a general overview only of the National Insurance Board’s Funeral Grant. It is not intended to cover all provisions of the law. For more specific information, write, visit or contact the National Insurance Board.

Please Note: This information provides a general overview only of the National Insurance Board’s Funeral Grant. It is not intended to cover all provisions of the law. For more specific information, write, visit or contact the National Insurance Board.