The Bereavement Grant is a once-off payment to help with funeral costs. Eligibility is usually based on PRSI contributions.
You should complete the application form BG1 within 12 months of the date of death. This can be obtained from the address listed below or downloaded from the Dept. Of Social Protection website.
You will need an original copy of the death certificate plus a copy of your funeral account with your application for the grant. Death certificates for social welfare purposes are available from the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
Bereavement Grant Section
Social Welfare Services Office
Tel: (043) 334 0000
Locall: 1890 92 77 70
This information is courtesy of Department of Social Protection and Citizens Advise Bureau and may be subject to change.
For the latest information, visit the of Department of Social Protection website.