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Requirements for Claiming a Funeral Benefit

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Claiming an automatic grant of funeral benefit

There is no requirement to lodge a claim for an automatic grant of funeral benefit.

Claiming other funeral benefit

A claim must be lodged for all other funeral benefits.

Time for applying for other funeral benefit

    

A claim for funeral benefit must be made within 12 months of either:

  • the death of the person, or
  • in the case of a deceased veteran, one of the following decisions:
  • determination that the person's death was war caused,
  • grant of or increase in disability pension to Extreme Disablement Adjustment Rate,
  • grant of or increase in disability pension to [glossary:Special Rate:Def Special Rate (T&PI)],
  • grant of or increase in disability pension to include a Specific Disability Allowance (Items 1-8 only), or
  • posthumous approval for treatment in an institution where the veteran passed away.

The Extreme Disablement Adjustment is the equivalent of 150% of the General Rate. It is payable to very severely incapacitated veterans of 65 years & over who do not qualify for the Special or Intermediate Rates.

 

 

An allowance paid in respect of an incapacity from a war caused injury or disease resulting in amputation or blindness, as described in the table in subsection 27(1).