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A person getting a Guardian’s Payment may also be entitled to:

  • Fuel Allowance
  • Bereavement Grant
  • Assistance under the Supplementary Welfare Allowance Scheme.

Fuel Allowance

This allowance is paid from September to April and is subject to certain conditions. These conditions include that the person lives alone or with certain people and that the household satisfies a means-test. (Only one Fuel Allowance can be paid per household).

Bereavement Grant

You may qualify for a Bereavement Grant based upon insurance contributions when someone dies.

Assistance under the Supplementary Welfare Allowance Scheme

The local Health Service Executive may offer help under this Scheme with rent or mortgage interest supplement payments, funeral expenses, or exceptional needs payments.

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Last modified:29/06/2011