The National Insurance Funeral Grant is a lump-sum payment made to the person who met the cost of Funeral Expenses of a deceased insured person.
Who Can Claim?
A spouse, a relative, a friend, or the administrator of the estate of the insured person, employer.
The Funeral Grant will be paid only if the insured person:
Made 25 contributions to the system while engaged in insurable employment Employment in the course of which an employed person renders services to his employer for remuneration which equals or exceeds the sum of one hundred and twenty ($120.00) dollars a week. or
Was in receipt of Employment Injury Benefit at the time of death;
Would have been entitled to receive Employment Injury Benefit but for the fact of death.
Form To Be Completed
NI8 Funeral Grant Claim Form
- Death Certificate.
- Bills/receipts for funeral expenses.
- National Insurance Registration Card of the deceased.
When To Apply?
The claim must be submitted to the Service Centre within 3 months of the date of death of the insured person.
You must apply on time to ensure that you receive your benefit. Any claim
submitted later than the stipulated 3 months can result in your claim being
disqualified, unless you can show good cause for the delay in submission. Your
explanation must be submitted in writing. Even with good cause, if your claim is made more than 12 months after the
death of the insured, the benefit shall be forfeited.
- 0-3 Months - Claim on time and can be accepted.
- 3-12 Months - Claim late and may be accepted with good cause
- 12 Months and over - Claim late and shall be disallowed.
How To Apply?
Submit your claim to the NIBTT Service Centre most convenient to you. There,
one of our customer service representatives will accept your claim for
How Much Will Be Paid?
Effective March 4, 2013 the Funeral Grant is a lump-sum payment of 7,500.00.