Death related benefits
An overview of the different social welfare benefits available when someone dies.
Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner’s (Non-Contributory)
The Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner’s Non-Contributory Pension is payable to widowed people or surviving civil partners without dependent children who do not qualify for a contributory pension and who pass a means test.
Standard Bereavement Grant
Outlines the rules, rates and eligibility requirements for the Standard Bereavement Grant.This grant is no longer paid from 1 January 2014.
Widowed or Surviving Civil Partner Grant
Outlines the rules, regulations and application procedure for the Widowed or Surviving Civil Partner Grant which is paid to people with dependent children.
Social welfare payments following a death
What happens to social welfare payments in Ireland following a death? Find out which payments continue for 6 weeks following a death, and how to apply.
Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner's (Contributory)
A Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner's contributory pension and related social welfare benefits may be payable if either the deceased person or their spouse/civil partner has enough PRSI contributions.
Guardian's and orphan's payments
A Guardian's Payment or Orphan's Pension may be made to a person taking care of an orphan. In some cases it can be paid directly to the orphan.
Special Funeral Grant
Covers the Special Funeral Grant available under the Occupational Injuries Benefit Scheme to the dependants of anyone who dies as a result of a work related accident or illness.
Death Benefits under the Occupational Injuries Scheme
Information about Death Benefits under the Occupational Injuries Scheme.