Links and Bereavement Support Services

Practical Support

  1. – Death Notices
    The website allows funeral directors to post death notices on the website without additional costs to the family.
  2. Radio Kerry – Death Notices
  3. Death Registration & Death Certificate

Every death in Ireland must be recorded and registered at a civil registration office. You need a Death Notification form, which you can get from the doctor who attended your loved one. You must complete Part 2 of the Death Notification form. You need some personal details of the person who died, including their PPS number and their parents’ full names. Bring the Death Notification Form and your own photo ID to a civil registration office. You must then sign the Register in the presence of the Registrar. You can usually get a Death Certificate from the registrar at the time of registering the death. You will not be charged a fee to register a death. However, there is a fee of €20 for a full standard Death Certificate. You may need more than one of these Certs. for Solicitor, Financial Institutions etc. There is no fee for a copy for social welfare purposes. Sometimes a death is referred to the coroner. This happens when the cause of death is not known and cannot be certified by the doctor who attended the person who died. When this happens, you may have to wait some time before you get a Death Certificate. The coroner’s office gives you an Interim Death Certificate, which you can use to notify the Dept. of Social Protection, Revenue and other State or financial institutions.

Killarney Civil Registration Service & Civil Registrar of Marriages & Civil Partnerships
Sister Joseph’s Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry
Contact: 064 663 2251

For more information, please click here:
Registering a Death

Death Cert

4. Death Registration KerryGrant Assistance/ Exceptional Needs payment for funeral costs

5. Occupational Injury Benefit Scheme – Special Funeral Grant

6. Widowed Parent Grant (€8000)

7. Death of Social Welfare Recipient – six weeks further payment
When a person dies while in receipt of a social welfare payment, the payment will usually continue to be paid to the surviving partner/carer for six weeks after the date of death if they are a named dependent/carer.

Payments that may continue to be paid after death include:

  • Back to Work Family Dividend
  • Blind Pension
  • Carer’s Allowance (continues to be paid for 12 weeks after death)
  • Carer’s Benefit
  • Disability Allowance
  • Domiciliary Care Allowance (continues to be paid for 12 weeks after death)
  • Farm Assist
  • Illness Benefit
  • Incapacity Supplement
  • Injury Benefit
  • Invalidity Pension
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Jobseeker’s Benefit
  • State Pension (Contributory)
  • State Pension (Non-contributory)
  • Working Family Payment

To check your entitlements, contact your nearest Intreo centre or Social Welfare Branch Office or your nearest Citizens Information Centre. You can also phone the Citizens Information Phone Service on 0818 07 4000.

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– that in the dreariest and most dreaded moments –
there is a possibility of hope,
because it takes both rain and sunshine to make a rainbow