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Small Farmers Welfare Fund (Under the aegis of the Ministry of Agro Industry and Food Security)

Funeral Scheme

Objective:
To provide financial assistance in the form of a death grant to the farmer or his/her family in case of the demise of a family member.
 
Features:
The Fund provides a death grant (including funeral and cremation expenses) to the farmers or his/her family in the event the farmer himself/herself and/or a member of the family has passed away due to natural reasons.
The family would comprise:
(a)       The farmer
(b)       The spouse of the farmer, married under the Civil Status Act
(c)       The children of the farmer born from the civil marriage at (b) and below the age of 18 years

Payment of Benefits:
SN
Details
Amount Payable (Rs)
1
One person  has deceased and only one person is registered as farmer
5,000
2
One person has deceased and two persons are registered as farmer
2 x 5,000
3
One farmer has deceased and two persons are registered as farmer
2 x 5,000
4
More than one person deceased and one person is registered as farmer
As per Board Decision
5
More than one person deceased and two persons is registered as farmer
As per Board Decision
 
Beneficiaries:
The farmer or any member(s) of the family of the said deceased registered farmer s designated in the Registration Form.
Contribution:
·         Free

Eligibility Criteria:
The farmer must be registered with the Fund
 
Mode of Application:
The farmer is automatically covered by the Funeral Scheme at registration.
 
How to make a claim?
The beneficiary must call in person at the SFWF Head Office at Saint Pierre or any of the sub-offices and fill a claim form  accompanied by the following documents.
 
Required Documents:
o    Death Certificate of the deceased person
o    Copy of National ID card of the farmer(s).
o    Copy of National ID card of beneficiary
o    Copy of Birth Certificate of child, in case the latter has deceased
o    Copy of Marriage Certificate, in case the spouse has deceased