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A relative can apply for a grant when the deceased's estate cannot cover funeral expenses. The grant is paid to the funeral home and can be up to 250,000 kr.
Generally, the right exists if the deceased's estate cannot pay the cost of the funeral, as it is assetless.
Low-income spouses can receive a loan or grant for funeral expenses if the deceased's estate cannot pay for the funeral, and the spouse's assets are no other than the dwelling in which they live.
Low-income parents can receive a loan or grant for their child's funeral expenses if the parents cannot pay for the funeral, and their assets are no other than the dwelling in which they live.
You can apply for a funeral grant on My Pages if you have a power of attorney on behalf of the deceased's estate. You log in with your electronic ID but enter the information of the deceased in the application.
To process the application, the following documents must be submitted
If your application is denied, and you believe there are exceptional circumstances, you can request a review by the Welfare Council Appeal Board.
The funeral grant is valid for three months after it is approved. That means you must submit the funeral bill within three months of the application's approval. The invoice should be submitted to the email address VELumsokn@reykjavik.is.
You can ask the the funeral home to send the invoice directly to the email address.