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Financial Assistance

MANITOBA PUBLIC INSURANCE
1-800-665-2410
985-7000 (Winnipeg)
Lump Sum Benefit: $7,422.00

CANADA PENSION PLAN
1-800-277-9914
Local numbers listed under Human Resources Development Canada
Maximum Lump Sum Benefit: $2,500.00
Effective December 31, 1999

WORKERS COMPENSATION BOARD
1-800-362-3344
954-4321 (Winnipeg)
Upfront death benefit $10,510.00
(Payable to estate or spouse)
(May be eligible for other benefits)
Effective from January 1, 2006

CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION 
1-204-945-0899
Director in Charge 945-5556 
Lump Sum Benefit up to maximum of: $5,400.00
(Benefit is payable to applicant or to Funeral Home)
(There are eligibility requirements)
Transportation costs: each case dealt with on its own merits.
Other government benefits deducted from this i.e. CPP, EIA, etc.
Effective from January 4, 1999

THE EMPLOYMENT & INCOME ASSISTANCE ACT
The Employment and Income Assistance Act provides that 
Manitoba may take measures to provide to residents of 
Manitoba a funeral upon death. 

Basic Funeral Services may be provided subject to prior 
authorization from the Director of the Employment and Income 
Assistance District Office of the Department of Family Services 
and Housing prior to the funeral services being held. 

Your funeral home will be able to provide further information
on an income assisted funeral.