The Irish League of Credit unions has introduced a new benefit for members, paid towards funeral expenses, at participating branches, your local credit union will help you. Click Here for Information on Listowel Credit Union
WIDOWED OR SURVIVING CIVIL PARTNER GRANT
The Widowed or Surviving Civil Partner Grant is a once-off payment to widows, widowers or surviving civil partners with dependent children. The current rate is €6000. For eligibility rules and how to download the application form WPG1,visit the Department website.
Where to apply
Widow’s, Widower’s or Surviving Civil Partner’s Pension Section
Department of Social Protection
Pensions Services Offices
Tel: (071) 915 7100
Locall: 1890 500 000
This information is courtesy of Department of Social Protection and may be subject to change. For the latest information, visit their website.
OTHER GRANTS FROM THE DEPT. OF SOCIAL PROTECTION
If a person dies because of an accident at work or occupational disease, Death Benefit may be paid to their dependants. It may also be paid to dependants if, at the time of their death, the person was getting Disablement Pension for loss of at least half of their physical or mental ability, regardless of the cause of death.
Dependent Parents Pension
If you were wholly or mainly dependent on your child for financial support, you may be entitled to a Dependent Parent’s Pension if they die a work-related death or while receiving Disablement Pension. This pension may be significantly reduced if your deceased child was married or in a civil partnership.
For further details on how to apply and eligibility rules visit the Dept. Of Social Protection website.
HEALTH BOARD DEATH GRANT
A person applying for this grant must be in receipt of a social welfare payment. This funeral grant is means-tested and is payable at the discretion of the community welfare officer (CWO).
An application form may be obtained in the applicant’s local health centre. The CWO will then consider the status and means of the applicant and the deceased. The funeral invoice must be in the name of the applicant and all relevant details provided. A cheque, if issued, will then be made payable directly to the funeral director.
DEATH OF SOCIAL WELFARE RECIPIENT – SIX WEEKS FURTHER PAYMENTS
When a person dies while in receipt of a social welfare payment, the payment will usually continue to be paid to the surviving partner/carer for six weeks after the date of death if they are a named dependent/carer. Contact your local social welfare office for more information.