Youpla Group Funeral Benefits Program
The Youpla Group, also called the Aboriginal Community Benefit Fund, collapsed earlier this year.
The Australian Government has started the Youpla Group Funeral Benefits Program to help the families of fund members affected by the collapse. This will help the families of fund members’ conduct Sorry Business with dignity. Information about this program can be found here: https://treasury.gov.au/youpla. The information below is from the Australian Government’s website.
The Program will pay a funeral benefit for a person who has passed away that was a Youpla Group fund member on or after 1 April 2020. If the member’s funeral was already paid for, you can still make an application.
The Program will pay the cover limit of the member’s Youpla Group policy.
This Program is not a compensation scheme. The Program will only pay a funeral benefit for a member who has passed away.
If you are not the person named as the payee on the Youpla Group or Aboriginal Community Benefit Fund policy, but need to make an application, we will contact you to help us to work out if you should be the person paid by the program.
Make an application
You can make an application if you have a loved one who has passed away who had a Youpla funeral expenses policy on or after 1 April 2020.
You can make an application up to 30 November 2023.
The Australian Government will pay an amount up to the cover limit in the fund member’s policy.