If your family member received a benefit for a dust disease, we can help cover the funeral costs when they pass away.
icare dust diseases care can pay up to $15,000 for funeral costs when an injured worker who was receiving a dust diseases benefit passes away.
What funeral expenses will icare Dust Diseases Care pay for?
Reasonable funeral expenses can include (but are not limited to):
- funeral director’s professional fees
- cost of the funeral service (including cremation or burial)
- the coffin
- mourning car
- cemetery site
- newspaper notice
- death certificate.
Reasonable funeral expenses can consider diverse religious and cultural beliefs and practices.
Who receives payment?
We will make the payment to the estate of the deceased person. If there is no estate or executor, we can make the payment to the person who paid the funeral expenses with proof of payment. Payment can be made directly to the funeral director if requested.
How are funeral expenses claimed?
You do not need to complete an application form. The Estate or the person who paid the funeral, will be required to provide a copy of the medical death certificate or a copy of the death certificate issued by Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
How is payment made?
A one-off payment of $10,000 is to be paid upon being notified of the death of a worker.
This payment is paid directly to the estate of the deceased person or payment can be made directly to the funeral director if requested by the Estate.
If the funeral cost more than $10,000 Dust Diseases Care will pay for additional reasonable expenses up to a maximum of $15,000.
To claim these additional expenses the Estate or the payer of funeral expenses will need provide itemised invoices or receipts for all services provided as part of the burial or cremation.
Payment of additional expenses above $10,000 can be paid directly to the estate of the deceased person or payment can be made directly to the funeral director if requested.