• A token of condolences made to the family of a deceased beneficiary.
• Payment is to assist families with funeral expenses:
• $2,400 will be paid for Cook Island Pensioner.
• $1,200 will be paid for NZ Pensioner.
• $1,200 will be paid for Infirm or Destitute beneficiary.
• $600 will be paid for children on child benefit.

Cook Islands Welfare Beneficiaries
• Child Benefit recipients.
• Infirm and Destitute recipients.
• Cook Islands Old Age Pension recipients.

Persons collecting the New Zealand Pension may be eligible if he/she has resided in the Cook Islands 12 months prior to his/her death.

Funeral Allowance Application Information