Funeral benefit is paid in the form of a Grant.

What is a Funeral Grant?

A Funeral Grant is a one-time payment intended to assist with the funeral expense of:

* An insured person
* The wife or husband of an insured person or
* A dependant child of an insured person. (A dependant child is a child under the age of 15 years or if in full-time education under the age of 21).

How to qualify for a Funeral Grant?

To qualify for a Funeral Grant the insured person must have paid at least 26 weeks (6 months) of contributions.

What is the amount of a Funeral Grant?

The amount of a Funeral Grant is dependent on the age of the deceased:

(1) Not exceeding 1 year…………………………………..up to $450.00

(2) Exceeding 1 year but not exceeding 15 years………….. up to $1,950.00

(3) Exceeding 15 years…………………………………….up to $3,000.00

 

To claim for a Funeral Grant:

Complete and submit the Funeral Grant Claim Form to the Social Security office within 6 months of the death.

Attach the following documents:

(1) Death Certificate

(2) Receipt(s) for the amount of the funeral expenses; or undertakers bill for outstanding funeral expenses.

Persons undertaking to pay the funeral expenses may advise the Social Security Board to pay the Funeral Grant directly to the funeral home.

Note:

*The person entitled to a Funeral Grant is the person who has paid or who is responsible for paying the funeral expenses.

*Insured persons who have met the qualifying contribution conditions will receive a Funeral Grant wherever in the world they are.

*A claim for Funeral Grant must be filed within 6 months of the death.