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Apply for the burial or cremation of destitute persons<h2 class="sectHeading">​​Burial or cremation of destitute persons criteria</h2><div>A deceased person may qualify for a destitute person’s burial or cremation if:​​</div><div> </div><ul><li>they did not have an income greater than the state old pension or state disability pension;</li><li>there is no insurance policy or estate to pay for the burial;</li><li>no kin with legal duty to support the burial is present</li><li>kin do not have sufficient funds; or</li><li>no other person, religious organisation or NGO has offered to pay for the burial.​​​​</li></ul><h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​How to apply </h2><p> <strong>Step 1:</strong> To apply, you will need to obtain an application form. You can obtain a form from any <a href="">councillor or subcouncil manager​</a>, or you can download it <a href="" target="_blank">h​ere​</a>.</p><p><strong>Step 2:</strong> Complete the form and submit it at your nearest <a href=""> cemetery booking office</a>, along with a sworn affidavit that the information contained in the application is true.</p><p><strong>Step 3: </strong>Once your application has been received, you will be invited to an interview with a subcouncil manager and a City Recreation and Parks official. This will be the grounds for a recommendation on the outcome of your application.​​</p><p><strong>Step 4:</strong> Once the application has been approved, preparations for burial can begin. If your application was not successful, you will be notified accordingly.</p><h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​Contact us​​​​​</h2> <span> <h4>District Head Office</h4></span><span><em> <p>Primary telephone:<br><a>021 400 9538</a> / <a>021 400 9534</a><br><br>Secondary telephone (after hours): <br> <a>021 957 4700</a><br><br>E-mail: <br><a href=""></a></p></em></span>GP0|#67027b6c-6933-4a55-bd1b-12f032271f4c;L0|#067027b6c-6933-4a55-bd1b-12f032271f4c|Burial and exhumation;GTSet|#a7cfb90d-44ad-4426-98ce-565f79932396;GPP|#4812481a-e1c9-4a5d-8990-614cee8d7692;GPP|#54dbab3a-0b2f-4602-8af5-3d651c59a5f4You can apply for the cremation or burial of destitute persons.0



Indigent Burial or Cremation Application Form317279GP0|#f0b069a9-84bd-4629-943b-3e3dfa0685a7;L0|#0f0b069a9-84bd-4629-943b-3e3dfa0685a7|Application form;GTSet|#f1e8889f-f7d7-4d5b-a3f5-af0ca2e076ea;GPP|#3a03f9b9-d2e9-49b1-92e1-37b654747f82;GPP|#0972c695-fd19-46c4-ab5d-9601f17b780e2018-01-07T22:00:00Z



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