Your MFSA funeral provider will assist you with applying for these benefits and provide the necessary application forms.
MANITOBA PUBLIC INSURANCE
204-985-8770 (ext.7200) (Winnipeg)
Lump Sum Benefit: $8,544.00
(Other benefits which may be available are discussed in the Vehicle Registration Handbook)
Effective from March 1, 2018
WORKERS COMPENSATION BOARD
Upfront death benefit: $12,550.00
(Payable to estate or spouse) (May be eligible for other benefits)
Effective from January 1, 2018
Lump Sum Benefit up to maximum of: $5,400.00
(Benefit is payable to applicant or to Funeral Home)
(There are eligibility requirements) Transportation costs: each case dealt with on its own merits. Other government benefits deducted from this i.e. CPP, EIA, etc.
Effective from January 4, 1999
THE EMPLOYMENT & INCOME ASSISTANCE ACT
The Employment and Income Assistance Act provides that
Manitoba may take measures to provide to residents of
Manitoba a funeral upon death.
Basic Funeral Services may be provided subject to prior
authorization from the Director of the Employment and Income
Assistance District Office of the Department of Family Services
and Housing prior to the funeral services being held.
Your funeral home will be able to provide further information
on an income assisted funeral.
DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
204-833-2500 (Local 5654 – Chief Clerk)
Amount: $15,291.00 & GST/PST
to defray costs of a dignified funeral and burial Additional Entitlements:
Cemetery plot, Special Casket, Transportation of Remains, DND Headstone or Marker
April 1, 2018
$15,050.00 – 1 Funeral Director
$16,239.00 – 2 Funeral Directors
(no split defined) Cemetery plot, opening & closing of grave, liner (if required) G.S.T.
Transportation allowances - Consult the agency in which you are dealing with.
For further information, contact the agency in question.