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The employer can organise this benefit through tKeva, a private insurance company or the employer can pay it themselves.
Financial support is paid to
A common-law spouse may also, with certain conditions, receive financial support.
Financial support is not paid if
If the employee had retired on a disability pension, financial support is paid if at most five years had passed since the retirement.
Financial support is paid as a tax-free lump sum. The amount of financial support paid depends on the age of the deceased at the time of death. If the employee died accidentally, the amount of benefit is raised by 50 per cent.
Find out whether the deceased’s employer had arranged for financial support through Keva.
You can apply for financial support
If the beneficiary is an 18–21-year-old child, attach to the application a study certificate from the school and documentation that the person in question is not working in gainful employment.
If the deceased has died accidentally, attach to the application a death certificate signed by a physician or some other account of the event (e.g. record of the police investigation).