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Funeral Tips-How Can Pensioners Get Help With Funeral Costs?

It can be difficult to come up with enough money to cover funeral costs, especially if the death is sudden. For those who have arranged a pre-planned funeral, then there’s no problem. The funeral home will take over the funeral arrangements depending on what the deceased client and the funeral company have agreed.

  • It can be difficult to come up with enough money to cover funeral costs, especially if the death is sudden. For those who have arranged a pre-planned funeral, then there’s no problem. The funeral home will take over the funeral arrangements depending on what the deceased client and the funeral company have agreed.
    • There are many institutions in Sydney that offer assistance to pensioners. Here are some of them: Pension. If you’re a pensioner and your pensioner spouse dies, you can apply for a lump sum bereavement payment equivalent to 14 week’s payment of the difference between the couple’s rate and the single rate that the survivor will be paid.
      Department of Veteran’s Affairs. The surviving partner of a veteran can get a funeral benefit of up to $2000 to help in covering the funeral costs. Bereavement payments are also given depending on the status of the veteran.
      Local Health District. They can provide financial assistance to those experiencing financial hardships but the Local Health District has complete discretion about whether to grant assistance and up to what amount they are willing to give. Application is done by writing a letter to the Chief Executive of the Local Health District stating the assets, income and expenditure.
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