MVA Fund festive season funeral grants increase

January 22, 2016, 9:23am

The MVA Fund has paid more for funeral grants resulting from motor vehicle crashes for the past festive season.

The Fund paid N$777,000 toward funeral grants during the past festive season for 111 claims, which was an increase of N$119,000 from the amount of funeral grants paid during the same period in 2014/2015.

However, in terms of medical expenses, the MVA Fund has thus far paid less.

To date, the MVA Fund has accepted to disburse N$ 16 128 420.38 for medical expenses during the 2015/2016 festive season.

During the same period in 2014/2015, MVA Fund disbursed N$ 19 829 059.18, which shows an 18% decrease in medical expenses for the 2015/2016 festive season.

The MVA Fund must provide medical support to persons injured in motor vehicle crashes, as outlined in sections 23 and 25 of the MVA Fund Act of 2007.