Grants & Payments

A Bereavement Grant is a payment made by the Department of Social Welfare and is based on PRSI contributions. The grant is usually paid to the person responsible for payment of the funeral bill. The total amount of the grant is €850. You should complete the application within 12 months of the date of death. If you do not apply in time you may lose the payment. Application forms may be collected from our office.

For more information on the Bereavement Grant, contact your local Social Welfare Office or Bereavement Grant Section at the following address:

Bereavement Grant Section
Social Welfare Services
Government Buildings
Ballinalee Road

LoCall: 1890 927 770 (from the Republic of Ireland only)
Telephone: +353 43 3340000 (from Northern Ireland or overseas)

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Restrictions on ALL funeral services, as a result of Government instructions, due to Covid-19

As part of the guidance at this time, the Irish Government, The HSE, The Churches of Cork, Cemeteries and Crematorium, have all issued very clear instructions to Funeral Directors regarding ALL funeral services. These are as follows:

For up to date information please visit, Resilience Recovery 2020/2021 Plan for Living with Covid-19

It is critical for us all that we act wisely and that we implement these clear instructions from Government. We would like to sincerely thank you for your co-operation on this matter.

From all at:
Jerh. O'Connor & Sons Funeral Homes.

The Irish Hospice Foundation have provided a most helpful guide relating to funerals in these difficult times. Download here