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Indigent means needy or poor. The term 'indigent circumstances' is used in the VEA in relation to eligibility for a bereavement payment under section 98AA and funeral benefit under sections 99 or 100.
For both funeral benefit and bereavement payment purposes, indigency means that the estate of a deceased person without dependants has insufficient funds to pay for all liabilities including the funeral. A similar test applies where a [glossary:veteran:DEF/Veteran] is survived by a dependant except that certain assets are excluded from the value of the estate such as the family home, the family car and up to $5,000 in cash.
A detailed table of eligibility based on indigency is at CLIK Policy at Section 8.3.5
Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986.
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