The two grants that are available are the Work & Income Funeral Grant and ACC Grant.
Once the service has taken place this grant may be applied for by a family member.
This grant is a contribution towards the funeral costs, you will need a statement from the bank stamped & signed by a teller, A copy of the Death Certificate and the Funeral Account along with your I.D. We have the forms here at our office and will assist you in filling these out, however you would need to lodge them, this can take up to two weeks to be processed.
This is paid if someone has died from an accident, we have the forms here at our office and will assist you in filling these in, we will file these on your behalf with ACC.
If you are travelling from afar to attend a funeral Air new Zealand offer a compassionate Air fare to immediate family's members only. When booking this flight it pays to check with them to see if this can be discounted, as if the flight cost is already discounted no further discount may be applied. You will need a supporting letter from Gentle Touch, to do this we need the following from you.
* Full name of person travelling.
* Relationship to the person that has died.
* Flight reference numbers.
Once we have obtains this information we will then do a supporting letter and this will be e-mailed to you.