Should you have lost a family member in a motor accident the MAIB can assist with the expenses associated with the funeral. Financial support may also be available for dependants. The MAIB can also assist with counselling services.
The MAIB will pay up to $12,135 to cover the costs associated with the burial or cremation. Costs associated with the gravestone or plaque are not covered.
If the deceased is survived by dependants, a lump sum may be payable. For motor accidents on or after 17 February 2020, the lump sum payable is $88,000. If survived by two or more dependants, of whom at least one is a dependant child, there is an additional lump sum payable to the child/children depending on the age and dependency of the child.
The MAIB can pay for counselling for any member of the immediate family of a person who is fatally injured in a motor accident. The person who is fatally injured in the accident must have an accepted MAIB claim.
The maximum amount payable for counselling services is $1,270 per family member for motor accidents on or after 17 February 2020.
Road Trauma Support Tasmania also provides free counselling and support for people affected by road accidents, whatever your involvement may have been.