Significant increase in funeral allowance. The amount has been given

The Ministry of Family has prepared a project regarding the increase of funeral allowance.

The bill to increase the funeral benefit has been submitted to the Government Legislative Center. Deputy Family Minister Sebastian Gajewski said during a meeting with journalists that the benefit will be indexed if necessary – writes Business Insider.

The funeral allowance will increase from PLN 4,000. PLN to PLN 7,000 zloty – said Sebastian Gajewski, State Secretary at the Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Policy. – We are working on a formula to increase the funeral benefit, whether it should be an absolute amount or declared based on the basis for its determination, whether we will index the benefit or use other solutions. I am in favor of procedurally simple solutions, where we have an amount of funeral allowance, assured Deputy Minister Gajewski.

The head of the Ministry of Family, Agnieszka Dziemianowicz-Bąk, added: – We want the funeral benefit to be treated as a government project. Resources have been made available in the budget for this.

Rules for granting funeral benefits

The benefit is paid to: a family member, employer, social security institution, municipality, poviat, legal entity of a church or religious association, or a foreigner if this covers the funeral costs.

According to ZUS, the funeral benefit is payable to: a family member – PLN 4,000, regardless of the amount of funeral expenses incurred; a foreign person or an employer, a social housing, a municipality, a poviat, a legal entity of a church or a religious association up to the amount of costs incurred, but not more than PLN 4,000.

If the funeral costs are incurred by more than one person or entity, the funeral allowance will be divided between these persons or entities – in proportion to the funeral costs incurred.

Source: Do Rzeczy