Funeral Benefit

The funeral benefit pays out if you and/or any of your immediate family members die.

Who are covered?
All active members of the Fund and their immediate family members are covered by this benefit provided contributions are up to date. Part of the money your employer contributes every month pays for this benefit.
If you exit the Fund you will no longer be covered by or be able to claim for funeral benefits.

Note:

  • Active member: A member who is currently contributing to the Fund
  • Immediate family member: Your spouse or your child (either biological or legally adopted)
  • Registered spouse:A husband or wife recognised by South African Law

 

Member R50 000
Spouse R50 000
Children:

Age 14-21 (up to 29 if full time student)

 

R37 500

Age 6-13 R10 000
Age 1-5 R10 000
Age 0-11 months R4 000
Stillborn R3 000

Funeral Claims

To avoid any payment delays, you should submit your claim to
members@rflipf-sanlam.co.za or contact our call centre on 0115448300 as soon as possible.

Funeral claim payments are made within 48 hours after all documents have been received.

The claim form includes a list of supporting documents that must be attached when sending in the claim.
These include:

  • A certified copy of the death certificate;
  • Certified copies of the ID of the claimant and deceased (in case of a child provide abridged birth certificate);
  • BI-1663 form from the hospital or funeral parlour must be attached when claiming;
  • An affidavit by the member/ dependant/ beneficiary confirming the relationship with the deceased, i.e. wife or brother;
  • Copy of bank statement of the person claiming the benefit showing claimant’s name, stamped by the bank OR letter from the bank confirming bank details, must have name and ID or passport number on the letter. If no ID and only passport, letter from the bank is always required. No third party payment will be made (for any benefit)

The Insurer 3Sixty Life has been appointed to provide the Fund’s funeral cover with effect from 1 January 2019.