Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Questions (561)

Carol Nolan

Question:

561. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Social Protection if a person (details supplied) is entitled to a six weeks' death related payment following the death of the person's spouse; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38123/20]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

Where a person in receipt of disability allowance (DA) dies, the payment may continue for a period of six weeks after death in certain circumstances.

In order to qualify for six weeks payment after death the spouse must reside at the same address, be an adult dependant on the claim or be in receipt of a social welfare payment in their own right at the same address.

As the person in question does not reside at the same address they do not meet the criteria as outlined above and no entitlement to the after death payment exists.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.