Illness Benefit - SW 119


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Death of a person receiving Illness Benefit

Following the death of a person who was receiving Illness Benefit, payment will continue for 6 weeks to their spouse, civil partner or cohabitant if the payment:

  • included an increase for them as a qualified adult (or would have except that they were getting another social welfare payment in their own right).

The surviving spouse, civil partner or cohabitant will not receive a Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner's Pension or a One-Parent Family Payment until the end of this 6 week period.

Death of a qualified adult or qualified child

If a qualified adult or qualified child dies, the increase for them will continue to be paid for 6 weeks after their death or less if you return to work before the end of the 6 week period.

Other related payments

Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner's Pension

If you are widowed or a surviving civil partner you may qualify for a Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner's (Contributory or Non-Contributory) Pension.

Widowed or Surviving Civil Partner Grant

If you are widowed or a surviving civil partner and have qualified children you may qualify for a Widowed or Surviving Civil Partner Grant.

More information on the above payments is available at www.welfare.ie.

Last modified:08/09/2016
 

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