In the event of the death of an insured person or a dependent family member, a funeral allowance of up to currently € 1058,72 can be granted.
The funeral allowance is paid up to the costs incurred to the person or the institution that has paid the costs upfront or, if a public body arranged the funeral through an undertaker, directly to the latter.
Any balance remaining is paid in the following order: to the deceased's spouse/partner, children, parents and siblings, provided that they have lived in the same household as the insured person.
The deceased must have been affiliated (either personally or as a co-insured) with the health insurance scheme for the funeral allowance to be paid.
If a third party has advanced funeral expenses for a deceased person who was insured, they should submit the following to the CNS:
- the duly paid invoice(s)
- the death certificate
- a certificate of banking details (RIB) of the beneficiary of the funeral allowance
- the completed "Declaration of another beneficiary" form
- without this form, a proof of payment.
Amount of the funeral allowance
In the event of the death of an insured person or a dependent family member, a flat-rate funeral allowance of EUR 1,058.72 (1 August 2018) is granted.
- If the request for funeral allowance concerns children under the age of 6, half of the allowance is paid; for stillborn children, a fifth of the allowance is granted.
- In the event of the death of an insured person in the context of an inpatient treatment abroad duly authorised by the CNS through an S2 form, the health insurance contributes to the repatriation of the mortal remains from the place of treatment to the place of stay up to a flat-rate amount of currently EUR 1058,72.
Funeral costs taken into account
- Coffin and usual funeral decorations (mortuary chapel, wreaths),
- crown of flowers,
- transportation of the coffin and flowers,
- opening and closing of the tomb,
- religious burial ceremony and funeral service,
- customary funeral announcements in the press,
- communal fees and taxes.