What is Survivors’ Benefit?
This Benefit is payable to the widow, widower, child or dependant parent of a deceased insured person, who at the time of death:
- Had paid at least 150 contributions in the scheme
- Was receiving Invalidity or Age Benefit
- Was entitled to Invalidity or Age Benefit
- If he/she was married or cohabited for at least 3 years with the insured person prior to his/her death
- If he/she is under 45, he/she will receive the benefit for 1 year only
- If he/she is over 45 he/she will be paid the benefit for life or until he/she remarries or cohabits
- Natural, adopted, Step or illegitimate
- Was living with the deceased or was dependant on the deceased
- If under 62 years:
- Dependent on insured person
This pension is payable for one year
- If an invalid,
- must have been dependent on insured person
This pension is payable for life.
- If over 62 years:
- Must have been supported by insured person
- Must not be in receipt of any other pension
This pension is payable for life
When to Claim
A claim for Survivors’ Benefit should be made no later than three months after the date of death of the insured person. The claim should be supported by evidence of relationship (marriage certificate, birth and death certificates, evidence of cohabitation).