Funeral Benefit

Definition

Funeral Benefit is paid to offset the Funeral Expenses of a Deceased Insured Person or his/her Spouse.

Qualifying Conditions

Funeral Benefit is payable on the death of:
A person who is or has been an Insured Person, and who at the time of death had paid not less than fifty- (50) Contributions; or
The Spouse of a person who is or has been an Insured Person, and who at the time of the death of his/her Spouse has paid not less than fifty- (50) Contributions.
The Benefit is payable to the person who has met or is liable to meet the Funeral Expenses.

Rate of Benefit

The amount paid as Funeral Benefit is determined by the National Insurance Board from time to time.

Method of Payment

A Benefit Payment Voucher is issued to the Recipient of the Benefit. This can be encashed at the National Insurance Office, Post Office or some Commercial Banks

Method of Claiming

The Claimant must complete the FORM FB1 - Claim for Funeral Grant and submit it to the nearest National Insurance Office, along with the Death Certificate of the Deceased Person and Receipt(s).

Download: FORM FB1 - Claim for Funeral Grant