Accident Compensation Corporation Death Related Grants
Accident Compensation Corporation
Te Kapore Awhina Hunga Whara
If you have lost a family member as the result of an accident,
ACC may be able to help with a funeral grant or other financial
support. ACC can help bereaved partners, children and other dependants
of any person who dies as a result of a personal injury covered
Once a claim is accepted, ACC may be able to pay the following:
Survivor's Grants are once-only payments to the partner, children and other dependants of the person who died. These grants can be paid no matter where the bereaved person lives - or where the person who died lived (here or overseas).
We can help pay for
funeral costs - up to a maximum amount which is reviewed each
year. Consult your case manager for the current amount. By funeral
costs we mean burial or cremation and related ceremonies, including
specific religious or cultural requirements. The maximum ACC funeral
grant is currently $5879.81.
ACC may be able to help with the cost of childcare for bereaved children living in New Zealand - even if the person who died was not the main caregiver. By childcare we mean help with the child's supervision or personal care.
Usually weekly compensation for lost
wages can only be paid when the person who died was in paid employment
in New Zealand.
New Zealand Superannuation and weekly compensation
There are complex rules that apply when a person who is eligible for weekly compensation reaches NZ Superannuation qualifying age. You should discuss your circumstances with ACC if you need more information.