If it has been deemed that someone has died an accidental death then you may be entitled to assistance from ACC to help with funeral costs.
The cause of death must be known before ACC can pay any compensation, this being determined by the Coroner. If there is to be no inquest, after the cause of death is established, ACC payments can be made immediately.
You can find out more by contacting ACC on 0800 222 075 or see www.acc.co.nz for more information.
Work & Income
A means tested funeral grant may be available based upon the situation of the deceased.
This must be applied for by the family NOT by the Funeral Director, however we are happy to assist you with the process of applying. You can contact Work and Income on 0800 559 009 or on their website www.workandincome.govt.nz/products/a-z-benefits/funeral-grant.html