Social Security Act 1964

  • not the latest version
  • This version was replaced on 8 February 2017 to make corrections to sections 3(1), 11, 11A(4), 61CF(2)(e), 61EA(2), 71A(4), 72(b), 74(1)(d), 86(2), 104A, 120(3), and Schedules 4, 18, 27, and 28 under section 25(1)(f), (i), (j)(ii), (iii), (iv), and (k) of the Legislation Act 2012.
61DC Payment of funeral grants where there is no surviving spouse or partner or children

If a person, other than a child, dies and section 61DB does not apply, the chief executive may, in the chief executive’s discretion, pay a funeral grant not exceeding $2,008.76 to meet the deceased person’s reasonable funeral expenses if those funeral expenses cannot be paid from the deceased’s assessable estate before the payment of any other debts.

Section 61DC: replaced, on 1 August 1991, by section 16(1) of the Social Security Amendment Act (No 2) 1991 (1991 No 78).

Section 61DC heading: amended, on 26 April 2005, by section 3 of the Social Security Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 21).

Section 61DC: amended, on 1 April 2015 (applying in respect of persons who die on or after that date), by clause 3(1) of the Social Security (Rates of Benefits and Allowances) Order 2015 (LI 2015/33).

Section 61DC: amended, on 1 October 1998, by section 11 of the Employment Services and Income Support (Integrated Administration) Act 1998 (1998 No 96).