Dealing with the death of a family member is a traumatic experience that can become harder if your loved one has to be moved back home from a different province.

This is why burial repatriation is such a key factor to keep in mind when it comes to your funeral cover.

Burial repatriation is the transportation of a deceased person that comes into effect when someone passes away more than 100 km away from their home or final resting place.

But repatriation can be a costly and emotional experience, especially when you’re grieving the loss of a loved one.

There are more costs involved than simply booking a flight – you also want to ensure that all documents are in order, all religious or cultural rites are correctly followed and most importantly, that your loved one is treated with the care and dignity they deserve.

Do you need Burial Repatriation benefits?

The simple answer is, yes.
If you’re someone that travels the country regularly, this should definitely be a benefit under your funeral policy.

Also, in South Africa, it’s common for people to relocate to new cities for work purposes but still consider their place of birth or where they grew up to be their “real homes”. So, having the means to transport your loved one back to a family home or burial site is one less burden for your family to shoulder during a difficult period.

VUKA LEGACY understands that every family has different needs.

That’s why the Vuka Legacy Funeral Cover offers a Reparation benefit that provides:

  •  Coordinated assistance with missing person cases for 3 calendar days.
  • Assistance with location of the deceased and verification of death.
  • Advice on how to apply for a Death Certificate.
  • Overnight accommodation for one (1) person to identify the body (max. benefit of R500).
  • Burial repatriation from a morgue within RSA to a funeral home within RSA (up to a maximum cost of R10 000) accompanied by one family member.
  • Referral to a reputable funeral home for the onward assistance with funeral arrangements.
  • Up to 60 days telephonic guidance, emotional support and help for the family.
  • Referral to a pathologist if an autopsy is required; and
  • Referral to a crisis centre, psychologists or support groups where required.

Click here to find out how you can leave a lasting legacy for your family.