Gov­ern­ment can pay for fu­ner­als

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - YOUR SAY -

YOU can have a fu­neral paid for by the gov­ern­ment as my friend did when her son died sud­denly (“Mum’s plea for help to bring Stephanie home”, The Stan­dard, Au­gust 17).

As long as the de­ceased per­son had no sav­ings, su­per­an­nu­a­tion or life in­surance you are en­ti­tled to claim.

My friend had to go to the lo­cal po­lice sta­tion and fill in some form. The fu­neral was granted and peo­ple were al­lowed to at­tend.

And she got his ashes to keep as well. Karen Knight, via Face­book

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