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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?

You can carry out this procedure through the Social Security Electronic Office (, ordinary post or at a Social Security Assistance and Information Centre, requesting an appointment by calling 901 10 65 70/ 91 541 25 30 or on the web at
Sea workers must submit it to the Provincial Offices of the Social Marine Institute (ISM).

The right is recognised by the National Social Security Institute (INSS), except for sea workers, in which case it is recognised by the Social Marine Institute (ISM) and when the death is due to work-related injury, the Social Security Mutual Society Partner.

When is the death grant applied for?

Within the first five years after the date of death.

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