Does NDIS assist with funeral costs?
The simple answer is No! When a NDIS participant dies, they will not be eligible for payments for funeral costs. The participants NDIS plan will end and funded supports will stop. But there are supports and things you can do and plans you can make to help you get through.
How to notify NDIS when someone dies?
When someone dies, it’s important you notify NDIS as soon as possible.
NDIS will ask for the participant’s date of death. They will also ask who the executor of the estate is, if you know this. This is the person who will be managing the participant’s estate. NDIS will use this information to help finalise the participant’s NDIS record.
Anyone can notify the NDIS of someone’s passing.
You can do this by:
- Calling the NDIS National Contact Centre (NCC) on 1800 800 110
Be prepared to provide the following information:
- The deceased persons name, address, date of birth and NDIS number (if you know it).
Alternatively, you can complete this form:
- Notify the NDIA when a participant dies form (DOCX 72KB)
What support is available for the funeral?
eziFunerals offers a Funeral Concierge Service that helps consumers navigate to complex task of organising a funeral within three main time frames: Pre-planning, impending need, or immediate need.
We are committed to setting a standard for end of life and funeral concierge services that works on your behalf. Our sole purpose is to provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions to plan a good goodbye and then put those wishes into action.
Our Funeral Planning & Concierge service has no financial motivation to direct clients to one funeral home, product or service – we are a neutral resource available to give guidance at a time when understanding your options can be difficult.
Does Centrelink help with funeral costs?
Yes, Centrelink (also known as Services Australia) has funeral assistance available nationwide.
There are several types of bereavement assistance which are dependent on your personal situation and the situation of the person who has died.
The type and amount of funeral assistance depends on:
- your relationship with the person who has passed,
- your individual circumstances, and
- when you tell them about the person’s death.
The first step is to notify Centrelink of the person’s passing, and they will evaluate if you’re eligible and how much financial assistance you may receive.
eziFunerals supports individuals and families cope with end of life decisions, death and funerals. We are an independent, Australian-owned and operated company. We are not part of any other funeral company.
Our member Funeral Directors are chosen for their knowledge, quality, service, personalisation and experience. They go above and beyond, and will take the time to support the family.
For more information or to make contact with a trusted Independent funeral director, call eziFunerals on 1300 236 402 or visit www.ezifunerals.com.au.