Q. What are the qualifying conditions for a funeral grant?

A. A funeral grant will be paid if the deceased person:

  • has satisfied the qualifying conditions for any benefit.
  • had paid at least six months contributions in the twelve months preceding his/her death.
  • has paid contributions equivalent to the amount of the funeral grant.
Q. When is the Funeral Grant paid?

A. The grant is paid as soon as a death certificate, a receipt or an invoice for funeral expenses and a claim for Funeral Grant is presented to the office.

Q. Would NIC assist in meeting the burial expenses of a deceased contributor?

A. Yes, a Funeral Grant would be paid to a person who has met the funeral expenses of a deceased insured person or the person who is likely to meet the funeral expenses.

Q. Is the amount of a funeral grant fixed?

A. A Funeral Grant of $2,500.00 is payable on behalf of a deceased insured person. The amount is fixed at the moment but is increased periodically.

Q. Can an insured person receive a Funeral Grant on behalf of his/her dependent?

A. Yes, an insured person can receive a funeral grant on behalf of a deceased dependent child or spouse.

Q. What is the amount of a funeral grant payable on behalf of a deceased child?

A. The following is a schedule of the funeral grant payable on the death of a dependent child or spouse.

Age last BirthdayAmount
Under 2 years$ 200.00
4 years$ 650.00
5 years$ 850.00
6 years$ 1,050.00
7 years$ 1,300.00
8 years$ 1,500.00
9 years$ 1,700.00
10 years$ 1,850.00
11 years and older$ 2,150.00