Funeral Benefit

The ETU is there for its members, especially when the unexpected happens. 

Generous Funeral assistance for ETU financial members

You can never prepare for the traumatic experience of an unexpected death. The ETU provides members with peace of mind during times of grief, knowing that grants of up to $7,000 are available to assist with funeral expenses for fully financial ETU members and their spouse/partner. 

How to qualify

Access to the ETU Funeral Benefit is free for all financial members of the ETU.

1.      Be eligible to be a member of the ETU and have maintained financial status for at least 12 months. 

2.     Be a full fee paying member, including apprentices. (Honorary member is not eligible).

3.     Pay your membership fees by direct debit ( or have paid ETU fees one year in advance at some time in the financial year immediately prior to the member passing away).  Including,
               Direct Debit payers
               Credit Card payers
               DSR Yearly Advanced payers
               Annual Ticket payers

4.     Be a full time employee or equivalent. 

5.      Produce evidence of death and reasonable funeral receipts to the ETU.   

How it works

1. The union considers each ETU Funeral Benefit application on the basis of need, then refers it to the Executive Meeting for approval.

2. The ETU NSW Branch's Distress & Mortality Fund pays the benefit.

3. The ETU Funeral Benefit will be paid to the next-of-kin, and has no bequeath beneficiary.

Terms and Conditions:

1. To qualify for the ETU Funeral Benefit you need to be a financial member of ETU NSW Branch at the time of making an application, and also have contributed fees to the Branch via direct debit for the preceding 12 months.

2. The ETU Funeral Benefit is not available if a member pays their ETU membership dues through payroll deductions.

3. Only an immediate family member (spouse or dependant) is eligible to apply for an ETU Funeral Benefit.

4. An application for an ETU Funeral Benefit must be submitted in writing to the relevant ETU Office within three months of the member or spouse’s death.

5. Spouse/partner means a person that at the time of the death of the deceased person had a marital or couple relationship with the deceased person. "Marital or couple relationship" means the person was legally married to the deceased or ordinarily lived with the deceased as that person's husband, wife, spouse or partner on a permanent and bona fide domestic basis. The ETU Funeral Benefit is not available upon the death of an ex-spouse or ex-partner.