Claim for funeral and grief

Claim for funeral cost and grief payment in homicide cases

If there has been a homicide the person who pays for the funeral can claim reimbursement of the cost of the funeral, up to a maximum of $14,000. 

The following people are eligible for compensation for grief up to $20,000

  • The spouse or domestic partner of a homicide victim
  • the parent of a child homicide victim; or 
  • a minor child of a homicide victim 

Please note that the amount payable depends, amongst other factors, on the date of the homicide.

For more information on these payments, see the Legal Services Commission Law Handbook, Victim of Crime Compensation, Claims arising from homicide.