This grant is payable to the person who has met or to any person who gives the Director a written undertaking to meet the funeral expenses of an insured person, his/her or child under age 15 whose parent(s) was/were insured.
To qualify for the payment of a Funeral Grant the insured person must have paid into the system at least 26 weeks of contribution.
If the deceased person is 2 years old or younger, the eligible person receives $1,000 towards the burial. If older than 2 years, the Benefit paid is $6,000.
Claim for Funeral Grant must be completed on the Funeral Grant Claim form and submitted along with a copy of the Death Certificate and the Funeral Director's bill or receipts of funeral expenses not later than one (1) year after the death of an insured person, or his/her spouse or child.