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With the increase of the medium gross salary in 2015, the amount of the death grant also increased. Thus, if the insured or pensioner the death grant is 2415 lei (similar to the value of the average gross salary), in case of a family member of the insured or of the pensioner, this grant is 1208 lei.
The death grant, within the law 263/2010, can be obtained from the payers of this social insurance right, mutually territorial pension house, if the deceased proponent was a pensioner or from the employer of the deceased insured.
Update: For 2016, the value of the death grant increased by the growth of the medium gross salary. See details here: The Medium Gross Salary in 2016
The eligible persons who may benefit for the grant:
The death grant is paid to one person within 24 hours of the request, after the proof of bearing the costs of the funeral.
The evidence that the deceased family member was not insured or pensioner is made by affidavit of the one who ask the death grant. If the deceased was a child inable of work, aged over 18 years, the death grant is offered upon the presentation of a medical document issued or endorsed by the social insurance expert physician, attesting the incapability cause and the date of its debut.
This grant may be paid from the 2% social spending fund, but in this case it does not pass through payroll, being exempted from tax and fees. The employer is not obliged to provide this aid from the 2% fund, is up to him where he takes the amount. In this case, there is no mention on the death certificate.
Also, this aid can be granted from the CAS fund.
Legal note, articles 126 and 127 of Law 263/2010
The death grant paid from the CAS is deducted from the CAS contribution and appears on the statement D112 Death grants charged to the budget of the State Social Insurance. No contributions and tax is due.
After paying the death benefit, the payer is obliged to enroll on the back of the original death certificate, under which the death grant is requested, the mention „paid”, the date, the signature and the stamp. This measure is necessary to avoid abuses (granting the same amounts several times).
The grant is not conditioned by a certain length of contribution.
In case of death of a person in parental leave, the death grant is paid by the employer if, before entering the leave, the person was insured under Art. 6 para. (1), II or V of Law 263/2010 updated and the work report was suspended.
If the deceased was unemployed or a member of his family, death grant application is submitted to the institution that manages the unemployment insurance fund.
The death grant can be claimed based on supporting documents, in general limitation period (three years), calculated from the date of death.
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