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Special Funeral Grant (under the Occupational Injuries Benefit scheme)

From: Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

What the Special Funeral Grant is

If someone dies at work, a special Funeral Grant is available under Injury Benefit.

The grant is paid at a single rate of €850.

How to qualify

To be eligible for this grant, the death must have resulted from:

  • an accident at work
  • an accident while travelling directly to or from work
  • an occupational disease

The person must have paid a minimum of one week's social insurance (PRSI).

Rate of payment

The grant is paid at a single rate of €850.


To apply, please complete the claim form at the bottom of this page.

To apply, you need:

  • the original death certificate or an interim death certificate
  • a copy of the death notice
  • a note of the funeral expenses

Send the completed claim form and supporting documents to:

Special Funeral Grant

Government Buildings, Ballinalee Road, Longford
(Note: the rates charged for using 1890 (Lo-call) numbers may vary)

Application Form: Special Funeral Grant (OB61)

Please remember to sign the Declaration in Part 1. If you have any difficulty in filling in this form, please contact your local Citizens Information Centre, Intreo Centre or social welfare branch office.