What Allowances Are made for Funeral Expenses?
Centrelink (formerly the Department of Social Security) does offer a variety of paymentsfor funerals, a basic description of which is shown below.
The surviving partner will receive a further 14 weeks of their spouses pension. This is usually paid in a lump sum.
The estate will receive one full pension payment after the persons death.
The carer is entitled to a further 14 weeks pension following the death and this will be paid in a lump sum.
Sole Parent Pension:
The parent is entitled to a further 14 weeks following death and this will be paid in a lump sum.
Other allowances may be payable through the following institutions:
Department of Veterans Affairs, Insurance companies, Some private health funds, Unions It should also be known that if expenses are incurred for the funeral of a dependent, a certain amount of the cost can become a tax deduction.
Entitlements can change without notice and we recommend you contact your nearest Centrelink Office for further information.