Benefits and entitlements following a death
After a bereavement you may need financial support. The Department of Social Protection provides certain once-off payments to help out families during this difficult time. Your local Department of Social Protection’s representative (formerly known as the Community Welfare Officer) deals with some of these payments.
You must have made a certain number of PRSI contributions to be eligible for some social welfare payments. You may be eligible for other payments, if you pass a means test or if you are in urgent need. Time limits apply for many payments, so apply as early as is possible.
You cannot be expected to do everything right away, but if the deceased was getting a social welfare payment or you were claiming for them as a dependant or you were getting a Carer’s Allowance to look after them, it’s important that you notify the Department of Social Protection within the first few days of the death.
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Death Benefit Insurance
What are the benefits?
If you are a member of a participating member, you are eligible for this insurance provided your premium has been paid and you:
- Are over 16 years of age. †
- Joined the credit union before 70 years of age.
- Remained a member of the credit union.
- Are or have been eligible for cover under the Life Savings Policy.
Once you are covered by this policy and provided annual premiums are paid, your benefit is not affected in any way, even by illness.
What does it cost and how do I apply?
Please talk to your local credit union about this insurance for application details.