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If you are getting a Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner's Non-Contributory Pension you may also get:

Bereavement Grant

You may get a Bereavement Grant based on either your own or your late spouse's/civil partner's PRSI record. For more information, log on to 'www.welfare.ie'.

Widowed or Surviving Civil Partners Grant

A Widowed or Surviving Civil Partner Grant is a once-off payment for widows, widowers and surviving civil partners with qualified children, to provide income support after the death of their spouse/civil partner.

This grant applies only to widows, widowers (widowed since 1 December 1999) and surviving civil partners (since 1 January 2011) who have at least one qualified child.

If you are applying for Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner's Non-Contributory Pension or Widowed One-Parent Family Payment, you do not have to apply for this grant as we will process it automatically.

For more information, log on to 'www.welfare.ie'.

Death Benefit under the Occupational Injuries Benefits Scheme

If your spouse/civil partner died because of an accident at work or from an occupational disease or they were getting a certain level of Disablement Pension at the time of their death, you may qualify for a Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner's Pension under the Occupational Injuries Benefit Scheme instead of the Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner's Non-Contributory Pension.

For more information, log on to 'www.welfare.ie'.

Fuel Allowance

You may get Fuel Allowance, from September to May, subject to certain conditions. These conditions include that you live alone or with certain specified persons.

For more information, log on to 'www.welfare.ie'.

Household Benefits Package

If you are aged 60 to 65 and your late spouse/civil partner was getting Household Benefits Package at the time of their death, you may apply for these benefits. However, you must satisfy the normal qualifying conditions for these schemes and have been permanently living with your spouse/civil partner before their death.

For more information, log on to 'www.welfare.ie'.

Assistance under the Supplementary Welfare Allowance Scheme

This may include help with funeral expenses, rent or mortgage payments.

For more information, log on to 'www.welfare.ie'.

Last modified:22/11/2011
 

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