Available Allowances

Depending on your personal circumstances, you may be eligible for a government allowance to help with the funeral costs. Talk to us early and we can suggest government departments for you to approach including:

Centrelink

Entitlements are often available for the following people:

  • Married pensioners
  • Single pensioners
  • Carer’s pensioners
  • Sole parent pensioners

<http://www.centrelink.gov.au/internet/internet.nsf/home/index.htm>

Department of Veteran Affairs

If the deceased was an ex-serviceperson you are entitled to make a claim for a burial allowance.

Gregory & Carr Funerals advises that you contact the relevant department for more information and the necessary application forms.

<http://www.dva.gov.au/Pages/home.aspx>

Legacy

Legacy is dedicated to caring for the families of deceased veterans. Today Legacy’s caring and compassionate service assists over 100,000 widows and 1900 children and dependants with a disability. Legacy is a voluntary organisation supported by veterans, servicemen and women, and volunteers drawn from all walks of life. Our support and services now extend to include the dependants of members of today’s Australian Defence Force who lose their lives as a result of their military service.

<http://www.legacy.com.au>