Other Measures

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  • Savings of €2.1 million will be achieved in Exceptional Needs Payments arising from the standardisation of these payments. (2014)
  • The Bereavement Grant of €850 will be discontinued. (January 2014)
  • The six weeks payment after death (where the deceased person’s payment continues for 6 weeks to their spouse or partner who is also getting a weekly welfare payment), the Widowed or Surviving Civil Partner’s Grant of €6,000 and assistance with funeral costs under the Exceptional Needs Payments are unaffected.
Last modified:15/10/2013