When and How to Apply?

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A claim for any of the payments under the Death Benefit scheme should be made within 3 months of the date of death, otherwise you may lose some benefit.

Completed claim forms ( OB 61) should be returned to:

Disablement Benefit Section
Social Welfare Services Office
Government Buildings
Ballinalee Road
Telephone: Longford (043) 334 00 00
Dublin (01) 704 3000

5.1 Certificates needed with your claim:
  • your own Birth Certificate
  • your Marriage Certificate
  • Deceased Person's Birth and Death Certificate
  • your dependent child(ren)'s Birth Certificates (if claiming a Child Dependant Allowance and you are not getting Child Benefit for them).

Photocopies of certificates are NOT accepted.

Certificates for social welfare purposes are available from the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages at a reduced charge. If you are not able to get the certificate(s) immediately, you should send in your claim with a note stating that the certificates will be sent in as soon as possible.

Last modified:02/11/2010

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