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WINZ Funeral Grant w/ NZ Funeral Directors Assn. CEO Gillian Boyes: 6 September, 2023

The Insufficiency of the WINZ Funeral Grant w/ NZ Funeral Directors Assn. CEO Gillian Boyes: 6 September, 2023

WINZ Funeral Grant w/ NZ Funeral Directors Assn. CEO Gillian Boyes: 6 September, 2023 CEO Gillian Boyes: 6 September, 2023, 11.62 MB
Wednesday, September 6, 2023

The Work and Income New Zealand (WINZ) funeral grant is a payment that those eligible can receive to help pay for funeral costs. 

The amount paid has not changed in 20 years, and has been criticised as being too low, not even covering the costs of a basic cremation. 

The Funeral Directors Association New Zealand is campaigning for increased payments and coverage, to give those dying and their loved ones dignity. 

Arno spoke to Chief Executive Gillian Boyes about the WINZ funeral grant and their campaign.

Arno started our interview by asking how much the current grant is worth and how this number came about.