Q. Would NIC assist in meeting the burial expenses of a deceased contributor?
A. Yes, a Funeral Grant would be paid to a person who has met the funeral expenses of a deceased insured person or the person who is likely to meet the funeral expenses.
Q. Is the amount of a funeral grant fixed?
A. A Funeral Grant of $1750.00 is payable on behalf of a deceased insured person. The amount is fixed at the moment but is increased periodically.
Q. Can an insured person receive a Funeral Grant on behalf of his/her dependent?
A. Yes, an insured person can receive a funeral grant on behalf of a deceased dependent child or spouse.
Q. What is the amount of a funeral grant payable on behalf of a deceased child?
A. The following is a schedule of the funeral grant payable on the death of a dependent child or spouse.
|Age last Birthday||Amount|
|Under 2 years||$ 150.00|
|4 years||$ 450.00|
|5 years||$ 600.00|
|6 years||$ 750.00|
|7 years||$ 900.00|
|11 years and older||$1500.00|
Q. What are the qualifying conditions for a funeral grant?
A. A funeral grant will be paid if the deceased person:
- has satisfied the qualifying conditions for any benefit.
- had paid at least six months contributions in the twelve months preceding his/her death.
- has paid contributions equivalent to the amount of the funeral grant.
Q. When is the Funeral Grant paid?
A. The grant is paid as soon as a death certificate, a receipt or an invoice for funeral expenses and a claim for Funeral Grant is presented to the office.