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Funeral Benefit

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU)  has established a funeral benefit to all eligible financial members of the union, including immediate family, managed through Coverforce Insurance Broking.

The executive have arranged an insurance product so that all union executives, employees and eligible financial members of the AMWU including immediate family are covered for funeral benefits.*

The policy provides worldwide 24 hour 365 day protection and has a maximum benefit of $5,000. 

In the event that there is an injury or sickness that results in death, the insurance programme will pay costs associated with 

  • Funeral and/or cremation expenses 
  • Repatriating the insured person’s body or ashes to their country of domicile following their death. 

 

Important Things to Know:

Who is Eligible?

To be eligible you must be a financial member of the AMWU to be eligible. You must have been a financial member at the time of death as well as the time of claim. A financial member is a member who has paid full, current dues. 

This benefit does not apply to retired members or life members.

Is my family covered?

Yes.

Immediate Family includes your spouse (including de facto) and any immediate dependents* of the Eligible Financial Member.

*Immediate Dependent is defined as the Eligible Financial Member's unmarried/non-de-facto dependent children who are under 19 years of age and living with the Eligible Financial Member; or who are under 25 years of age and are full time students at an accredited institution of higher learning and are primarily dependent upon the Eligible Financial Member for maintenance and support.

This includes stepchildren and legally adopted children. 

 

Making a Claim:

This insurance is offered through CoverForce, and you can call direct for any help or advice, or to make a claim: 1300 503 503.

All information is available at the CoverForce AMWU Webpage.

Funeral Benefits Claim Form

 

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