This section provides information on the types of assistance available following the death of an eligible veteran.

Contact the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) on 13 32 54 (1800 555 254 for regional callers) about how it can help support you with bereavement assistance including the cost of a funeral.

A Funeral benefit is a one-off payment towards the funeral costs of an eligible veteran or dependent. Bereavement payments are non-taxable payments made after the death of a person who received certain eligible payments from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

Also see the Useful Links – Government Assistance section on this website for further information.