Funeral grants and financial assistance

Please let us know if you’re worried about the cost of a funeral, and we can refer you to the right people. You may be eligible for a funeral grant from WINZ or ACC. If your loved one was a military veteran you may also be able to apply for a contribution to funeral expenses from Veterans’ Affairs.

WINZ Funeral grants

You may be eligible for a Work And Income funeral grant if your parent, partner, or child has died, or if you’re arranging a funeral for a single adult. WINZ funeral grants depend on your income and assets and your loved one’s assets. Ask our team for advice and help.

Acc funeral grants

If your loved one died because of an injury that ACC covers, ACC may be able to give you financial support. They can help with funeral costs, one-off payments and loss of income. Ask our team for advice and more information.

Veterans’ Affairs funeral grants

Veterans’ Affairs New Zealand may contribute to funeral costs if your loved one was a qualifying veteran, or their death was service-related.

They may also help with funeral costs if you’re eligible for a services pension, grant, or weekly compensation and your loved one was receiving a veteran’s pension, weekly compensation, NZ superannuation or support from WINZ at the time of their death.

Ask our team for more information and support. The New Zealand Defence Force also offers benefits if your loved one died serving in the NZDF.

Compassionate airfares

Air New Zealand offers compassionate airfares to immediate family members who need to travel to attend a funeral service within one week of a death.

Ask us for more advice and support

We’re here to guide you through any financial support options available to you.
Ask our team for advice and help.

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