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Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme and Funeral Assistance Fund

The Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme provides ex gratia payments of $75,000 to living Stolen Generations survivors who were removed from their families and committed to the care of the NSW Aborigines Protection or Welfare Boards. This payment is made in recognition of the harm that these removals caused.

The Funeral Assistance Fund provides one-off payments of $7,000 to Stolen Generations survivors to assist with the cost of funerals.

Eligibility

The Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme provides ex-gratia payments to living Stolen Generations survivors who were removed by, committed to, or otherwise came into the care of the New South Wales Aborigines Protection or Welfare Boards under the Aborigines Protection Act 1909, up until the Act was repealed on 20 March 1969.

The Funeral Assistance Fund provides one-off payments to individuals who meet the eligibility requirements above and who were living on 2 December 2016 (the date that the NSW Government announced the establishment of the Funeral Assistance Fund). Eligible Stolen Generations survivors can choose to receive the Funeral Assistance payment at the same time as their Reparations Payment or to defer the payment and nominate a person to receive the payment at the point it is required.

The Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme will run for 5 years, commencing 1 July 2017.

How to apply

To apply for the Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme, complete an Application Form. Further information and guidance material can be found at:

Stolen Generations survivors who are found to be eligible for the Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme are automatically deemed eligible for the Funeral Assistance Payment and they will not be required to complete any additional paperwork.

Guidelines for the administration of the Stolen Generations Reparations Scheme and Funeral Assistance Fund can be accessed here:


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