Burial Repatriation benefit - What is it?

The loss of a loved one will always be the most traumatic event in families’ lives. To assist members during this time, a Burial Repatriation Benefit, over and above the funeral benefit, was established to help families to transport the deceased back home if death occurred far from his/her family home.

This benefit includes transport of the deceased by road or air from anywhere in South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, or Mozambique (South of the 22° latitude); to a funeral home closest to the place of burial in South Africa.

One relative may also accompany the remains to the funeral home, and if needed, overnight accommodation will be provided at no additional cost if death occurs within South Africa.

The Burial Repatriation benefit is available to all members of the Retirement Scheme but is only available if the claim meets the qualifying criteria for the funeral benefit.

 Please see the Retirement Funds page for more information.