Rebates and allowance claims

Veterans’ Affairs

If the deceased was an ex-service person, his or her family may be entitled to claim a funeral allowance from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

Pension

The Australian Government may make an allowance for funeral expenses dependent on your financial circumstances.

Unions, Lodges, Medical Benefit Funds

Some of these organisations offer members mortality benefits.

Victim Support Unit

Offers assistance to those in need

MAIB

Offers assistance in the case of a motor vehicle death In Tasmania.

Funeral Insurance and Investments

Families should check if there is any prearranged funeral bond/contract or funeral insurance in place.