Category: Employee Benefits Information & Advice
Funeral and Burial Expenses
In a work-related death, the government, under the Federal Employee's Compensation Act, pays up to $800 funeral and burial expenses and a $200 allowance in consideration of terminating the deceased's status as a Federal employee. If employee dies away from area of residence, cost of transporting body to place of burial is paid. For employee's covered under Social Security, a one-time payment of $255 is payable to either a spouse with whom the employee was living at the time of death or to any minor children who are eligible for monthly survivor benefits in the month of the employee's death.
Content last reviewed: 6/8/2006-DPC