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You do not have to complete an application form if you are applying for Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner’s Contributory Pension or One-Parent Family Payment (for widows, widowers or surviving civil partners), otherwise you should fill in the application form WPG 1 and return it to:

Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner's Pension Section Social Welfare Services College Road Sligo

LoCall: 1890 500 000 (from the Republic of Ireland only), or
+353 71 91 57100 (from Northern Ireland or overseas)

You can also contact the above section for more details on the Grant.

The rates charged for the use of 1890 (LoCall) numbers may vary among different service providers.

Qualifying conditions for our schemes change from time to time. Always check with your local Social Welfare Office or with Information Services to see if qualifying conditions have changed.

The information in this leaflet is correct at the time of publication.

Last modified:29/06/2011