Survivor's Loss Benefits

When a Michigan automobile accident results in death, the deceased dependents are entitled to recover Survivor’s Loss Benefits under MCL 500.3108 and funeral/burial benefits under MCL 500.3107(1)(a).   Your no-fault insurance company provides for funeral and burial expenses in the amount set forth in the accident victim’s policy which shall not be less than $1,750.00 or more than $5,000.00. MCL 500.3108 provides that,

“personal protection insurance benefits are payable for a survivor's loss which consists of a loss, after the date on which the deceased died, of contributions of tangible things of economic value, not including services, that dependents of the deceased at the time of the deceased's death would have received for support during their dependency from the deceased if the deceased had not suffered the accidental bodily injury causing death and expenses, not exceeding $20.00 per day, reasonably incurred by these dependents during their dependency and after the date on which the deceased died in obtaining ordinary and necessary services in lieu of those that the deceased would have performed for their benefit if the deceased had not suffered the injury causing death.”