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Widow & Widower Pension Entitlements

A bereavement may leave you in need of financial support. A Widow's / Widower's Contributory Pension and related social welfare benefits may be payable if either you or your deceased spouse has enough PRSI contributions. The Department of Social, Community & Family Affairs has also published Working It Out - A Guide to Widow's & Widower's Contributory Pensions which may be of use. A Widow's / Widower's Non-Contributory Pension is paid to widowed people who do not qualify for a contributory pension and who pass a means test.

Further information in relation to Widow and Widower Pension Entitlements can be sought from Citizens Information.

To apply for Widow and Widower Pension Entitlements, please write to:

Department of Social, Community & Family Affairs College Road Co Sligo Ireland or telephone the Department on +353 (0)71 69800.

Support is also available through the University's Employee Support Service (ESS) or by calling the confidential free-phone number 1800 201 346.

For further information in relation to Widow and Widower Pension Entitlements, please email pensions@ul.ie.