If someone is killed in a road accident that they weren’t solely responsible for causing, that person’s direct dependants may claim compensation from the Road Accident Fund (RAF).
As a general rule, family members who were supported financially by the deceased can claim from the RAF. Claimants need to be able to prove that they were financially dependent on the person who has died and that the deceased indeed owed them a duty of support.
Any income earned by the claimant is brought into account in determining whether there has been a loss of support, and the extent of that loss.
As a dependant of a family member who has died in a road accident, you can claim RAF compensation for loss of support and funeral expenses.