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Where an employee or a dependant dies abroad during the period of the employee's posting, the employer may authorize the payment of certain expenses related to the occurrence, which are in excess of expenses which would have been incurred had death occurred at the employee's headquarters city.
66.01 Where an employee dies at a post, the deputy head may authorize payment of:
(a) the cost at the place where death occurred for ambulance, hearse, embalming or cremation, outside case (not a coffin), and any other essential costs in excess of those which would have been incurred had death occurred at the employee's headquarters city, and
(b) transportation expenses of the body from the place where death occurred to the place of internment less the transportation expenses that would have been incurred between the place of interment and the employee's headquarters city,
reduced by any amount payable under worker's compensation or other appropriate laws for funeral and transportation expenses.
66.02 The deputy head may authorize the payment of expenses itemized in Section 66.01 in the event of the death of a dependant who
(a) was residing with the employee at the post, or
(b) was a dependent student as defined in FSD 2.01(l).
The expenses incurred for an escort or for members of the employee's family unit are payable under FSD 54 - Compassionate Travel.