Death of a pensioner
If you die while getting Invalidity Pension, payment will continue for 6 weeks to your spouse, civil partner or cohabitant if the payment included an allowance for them, or
if your spouse or civil partner or cohabitant was getting a social welfare payment of their own.
Death of a qualified adult
If a qualified adult dies, you will continue to get the Increase for a Qualified Adult for 6 weeks if your Invalidity Pension includes an increase for them.
Death of a qualified child
You will continue to get the Qualified Child Increase for 6 weeks after the death of a qualified child.
How to apply for 6 weeks payment after death
You apply for 6 weeks payment after death, notice of the date of death is sent to Invalidity Pension Payments Section (see section 7 for address
Widowed or Surviving Civil Partner Grant
If you have at least one qualified child living with you, you can get a Widowed or Surviving Civil Partner Grant when you become a widow, widower or surviving civil partner. You can get more information from your local Social Welfare Office
Widow(er)’s or Surviving Civil Partner’s Section
Social Welfare Services
Telephone: (071) 9157100
LoCall: 1890 500 000 (from the Republic of Ireland only)
+ 353 71 9157100 (from Northern Ireland or overseas)