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Part 4 : Funeral and transportation costs on death

11.4.1 Overview

  1. Financial assistance may be provided to assist members and dependants when a death occurs.

  2. This Part describes assistance that may be available on the death of a member, a former member or a dependant.

11.4.3 Dual entitlement

If a deceased member was also a dependant of a member the conditions and benefits that apply are those set out in Division 1.

See: Division 1, Funeral costs, floral and non-floral tributes for deceased members

11.4.4 Administration

To be eligible for reimbursement of approved costs under this Part, the claimant must submit all relevant invoices and receipts to the Defence Community Organisation.

Application to Reservists: Yes, in certain circumstances.

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