Special Funeral Grant
If someone dies at work, a special Funeral Grant is available under the Occupational Injuries Benefit scheme.
To be eligible for this grant, the death must have resulted from:
- An accident at work,
- An accident while travelling directly to or from work
- An occupational disease.
The person must have paid a minimum of one week's PRSI.
This special funeral grant is paid under the Occupational Injuries Benefits scheme instead of the Widowed Person's Bereavement Grant.
Special Funeral Grant: €850.
How to apply
To apply you need:
- The original Death Certificate/interim Death Certificate
- A copy of the death notice
- A note of the funeral expenses.
Where to apply
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Social Welfare Services Office
Tel: (043) 334 0000 (If calling from outside the Republic of Ireland please call + 353 43 334 0000)
Locall: 1890 927 770 (Note: the rates charged for using 1890 (Lo-call) numbers may vary)