A funeral grant is payable in respect of the death of an insured person who at the time of death was in receipt of (or had title to) Sickness Benefit, Maternity Benefit, Unemployment Benefit, Invalidity Benefit or Old-Age Contributory Benefit.
A funeral grant is payable in respect of the death of an insured self-employed person who at the time of death was in receipt of (or had title to) sickness benefit or maternity benefit or who was receiving, had received or had title to invalidity benefit or old age contributory benefit.
A funeral grant is also payable in respect of the death of the spouse of an insured person in respect of whom a grant would have been payable (had he/she died) whether or not the spouse has predeceased the insured person.
Where death results from an employment injury or an occupational disease, a Funeral Grant is also payable.
Amount of Funeral Grant
The amount payable as a funeral grant is $2,185. This amount is common to persons insured at any level or in any class under the National Insurance Scheme and applies whether or not the grant is payable as the result of a death following an employment injury or an occupational disease.
A funeral grant, is, however, not payable where the deceased person was entitled to a Non-Contributory Old Age Pension unless that person had received or had title to an Invalidity Grant or an Old-Age Contributory Grant or was the spouse of an insured person.
The Grant is payable to the person who has met or is liable to meet the cost of the funeral of the deceased person.