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.


  • 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
MemberR65 000
SpouseR65 000


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


R48 000

Age 6-13R13 000
Age 1-5R10 000
Age 0-11 monthsR5 000
StillbornR3 900

Funeral Claims

To avoid any payment delays, you should submit your claim to 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.

Claim needs to be submitted within 6 months after death of member / family member. Funeral claims received after the 6 month period will not be paid.

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.