Available Entitlements


Centrelink bereavement payment is to assist with settling financial affairs associated with expense incurred by the deceased prior to death. This may include the extension of existing payments and/or a lump sum paid to a surviving partner, a carer or a parent of a young child to assist with the changed financial circumstances caused by the death of a person who is a pensioner, a long term allowed, a child or care recipient

Department of Veteran's Affairs

If the deceased was an ex-service person you will need to contact the Department of Veteran’s Affairs and ask if they are eligible to claim a veteran’s funeral benefit. If they are entitled, you will be sent an application form to complete and once returned, payment will be made into the deceased veteran’s estate