Youpla Group funeral benefit program announced

The Australian Government is establishing the Youpla Group funeral benefit program. The program is intended to help affected members' families to continue to mourn their loved ones and conduct Sorry Business with dignity.

An estimated $4M in emergency relief will be made available to hundreds of Aboriginal families left without money to pay for their families’ funerals following the collapse of insurer ACBF-Youpla in March 2022.

Under the scheme, people who held policies with ACBF-Youpla policies as of 1 April 2020 will receive a payout for funeral expenses equal to the one they were originally promised by the company.

The program is intended to:

  • pay funeral claims relating to a deceased Youpla Group fund member who had an active policy on or after 1 April 2020.
  • pay an amount up to the cover limit in the fund member’s policy. 
  • pay funeral claims received up to 30 November 2023.

The interim scheme will offer urgent assistance to families that need to pay for funerals now.  

The support will be available until 30 November 2023, with the Government finalising the details of the program.

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