Can I get another Social Welfare payment as well as a Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner's Non-Contributory Pension?


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You may qualify for half the personal rate of the following payments for a limited time as well as your Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner's Non-Contributory Pension:

  • Jobseeker's Benefit,
  • Illness Benefit,
  • Maternity Benefit,
  • Adoptive Benefit,
  • Health and Safety Benefit, or
  • Occupational Injury Benefit.

Note
It may be possible to get a half rate Carer's Allowance in addition to getting a Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner's Non- Contributory Pension in your own right. For more information, log on to 'www.welfare.ie'.

If you are getting Invalidity Pension and you satisfy the conditions for a Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner's Non-Contributory Pension, you may receive half the personal rate of Illness Benefit to which you are entitled, for a limited period, instead of Invalidity Pension. This is paid with your Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner's Non-Contributory Pension. If you are the guardian of an orphan, a Guardian's Payment (Contributory) or a Guardian's Payment (Non-Contributory) may be paid for them.

Note
You cannot get a Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner's Non-Contributory Pension with State Pension (Contributory) or State Pension (Transition).

Last modified:22/11/2011
 

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