For More Information
For further information on details relating to Wills, death, funeral, or any entitlements you may be eligible for, the following organizations may be of assistance to you.
If the deceased was a returned serviceman, or woman, the Department of Veterans Affairs offer, in certain circumstances, funeral and other benefits.
Head Office: Level 1, Tower B, 280 Elizabeth Street Sydney NSW 2001
Ph: 133254 or Pension Payment Enquiries: 1300 550 452
Postal Address: GPO Box 3994 SYDNEY NSW 1141
The Commonwealth Government, through Centrelink, provides financial assistance towards the costs involved in the funeral of a pensioner.
Contact your local Centrelink Office (under the Commonwealth Government section in the telephone book) or phone 132300
UNITED MINEWORKERS FEDERATION OF AUSTRALIA
Miners and their spouses are often entitled to a funeral benefit. Enquiries can be directed to: 67a Aberdare Road Aberdare NSW 2325 Ph: (02) 4990 7600 Fax: 02 4991 1595
YOUR SOLICITOR can assist you on all legal matters relating to your Will.
YOUR PRIVATE HEALTH FUND may assist financially depending on your level of coverage.
COMMUNITY INFORMATION SERVICES
Most local councils throughout the State provide information services which may put you in touch with many departments and organizations in your area which can offer advice and assistance.
Other sources are:
- Association of Civilian Widows
- Australian Pensioners League
- R.S.L. and Bowling Clubs
- Private health and superannuation funds
- The Funeral Directorsâ€™ Association of NSW Limited