We will pay for funeral costs when a person dies as a result of their transport accident injuries and has a claim with us. We pay for funeral costs using a capped amount per claim, currently $15,560. This amount is increased yearly.
The family does not need to spend the entire funeral cap at once. If there is money left in the cap after the funeral, this can be used later (e.g. for a memorial of the deceased). As the funeral director, you can facilitate this discussion with the family and ensure they have all the information to make informed choices.
Funeral costs can include cremation, burial, coffin/casket, urn, identifying plaques, inscriptions or monuments, service charges, clergy offering, press notices, repatriation and more.
We can pay up to $5,180 per family to cover the costs of travel and accommodation expenses within Australia for the immediate family members to attend the funeral of a TAC client. To be eligible, the family member must live more than 100 kilometres from the place where the funeral, burial or cremation is held.
Immediate family members are defined as a spouse or partner, parents, children, brothers, sisters and grandparents of the person who has died.
In addition, we can also pay up to $15,510 to immediate family members for family counselling. These amounts are deducted from separate capped amounts to the funeral costs.
Family counselling and any remaining funeral amounts can be used by the family with no end date, as long as the costs do not exceed the capped amount.