If death is the result of an injury, ACC can help with the costs of burial or cremation and related ceremonies. This grant can be for New Zealanders and overseas visitors, and the funeral need not be in New Zealand.
The grant can be used for memorial costs if no body is recovered.
Click on ACC to find out more – or talk to someone at Simplicity Funerals.
Work and Income New Zealand also have funeral grants available.
This can cover some costs when a loved one has died.
Click on WINZ to find out more – or talk to someone at Simplicity Funerals.
Air New Zealand offers compassionate airfares to immediate family needing to change existing bookings or those living out of town needing to travel to another centre for a funeral service.
There is a reduction on full or higher priced fares but not on some lower priced fares below the compassionate airfare level.
Normally you would apply for a refund after travelling, supplying the necessary documentation.
Simplicity Funerals can help with all the information you will need.