Death Grant

The general procedure is presented below.

What is the Social Security death grant?

It is an economic aid that is granted to those who have paid the burial expenses of the deceased originator.

What formalities are necessary?

  • Complete the Death Grant application form.
  • The personal and specific documentation indicated in the application form.

Where is it processed?

The application and necessary documentation should be submitted to any of the Social Security Support and Information Centres of the National Social Security Institute.
Sea workers must submit it to the Provincial Offices of the Social Marine Institute (ISM).

Entitlement is granted by the National Social Security Institute (INSS), except for seafarers, in which case it is the Social Marine Institute (ISM); when death is caused by a work-related injury, the Mutual Society Partnering with Social Security.

When is the death grant applied for?

Within the first five years after the date of death.

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