Handling financial matters when a family member dies

An overview of support payments and entitlements that may be available and the financial matters you may need to attend to following a family member's death.


What it contains

It is hard to think clearly about many things, including financial issues, when you're grieving the sudden loss of a family member. This fact sheet outlines some of the important matters you may need to manage. It includes:

  • WorkSafe entitlements
  • urgent bills
  • a will
  • current and previous superannuation
  • life insurance
  • burial or cremation costs, which may be covered by WorkSafe
  • financial advice
  • who to contact and what they can help you with

You may be entitled to financial assistance from Services Australia.