Information on Grants for Funerals
The following is some grant information on the different types of grants and bereavement schemes available in Ireland…
Dept of Social and Family Affairs Death Grant
This grant was discontinued from 1 January 2014.
Death of Social Welfare Recipient – Six weeks Further Payments
When a person passes away while in receipt of a social welfare payment, the payment will usually continue to be paid to the surviving partner/carer for six weeks after the date of death if they are a named dependent/carer. Contact your local social welfare office for more information, For old age state pension matters please phone the helpline at 1890 500 000.
Health Board Death Grant – from €500 to €2500
A person applying for this grant must be in receipt of a social welfare payment. This funeral grant is means-tested and is payable at the discretion of the Community Welfare Officer (CWO). A grant application form may be obtained in the applicant’s local health centre. The CWO will then consider the status and means of the applicant and the deceased. The funeral invoice must be in the name of the applicant and all relevant details provided. A cheque, if issued, will then be made payable directly to the funeral director.
Widowed Parent Grant – €6000
If at the date when a parent is widowed, there are children left in the family under 18 years, or 22 years and in full-time education, then the widowed parent will receive a widow/widower’s grant of €6000. Please phone 1890 927 770 for more information.
Other grants are available in certain circumstances. Please visit Welfare.ie/Funeral-Schemes-&-Death-Grants to obtain more information.
The staff at Jennings Funerals will also endeavour to provide as much assistance as we can to help guide and navigate you through the Grant process.