Legal Update

Regulations on payment of funeral expenses under COIDA.

As probably the shortest regulation ever published, this regulation limits the amount to be paid to dependants of a person who died at work and is covered under COIDA.

The limit, regardless of the amount claimed shall be R18 251 per deceased employee.

The regulations comes into affect on 6 February 2018 and supercedes any previous circular instruction or guideline.

Regulation 1 is Definitions and contains the definition of “the regulations”.

Regulation 2 is the other sentence mentioned above.

No further comment or explanation is required.

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2 Replies to “Regulations on payment of funeral expenses under COIDA.

  1. Hi colleagues. the recently promulgated regulations for funeral expenses under COID raise questions which I need assistance with:
    – what documents must be completed by the employee’s deceased family to claim the money?
    – where do the family get these documents?
    -where do the family get these documents? from employer or DoL?
    -who completes these documents? employer or DoL?
    I am asking these questions because the Govt Gazette did not include this information

    1. At this stage it is unclear. But we would assume the following would be required:
      1. A valid claim number under COID,
      2. A Death Certificate issued by the Department of Home Affairs.

      We will publish more info about this in a follow-up article on the matter.

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