Survivors’ grant



A survivors’ grant is paid to a widower or a widow in the following cases: 

  • To a widow or widower below the age of 40, who does not have a child with him or her.
  • To a widower who received a survivors’ pension as a widower with a child, but the child no longer meets the definition of child under National Insurance Law. The widower's entitlement to a survivors’ pension will be examined on the basis of his income:

    If his income is high – he will lose his eligibility for a survivor's pension and receive a survivors grant. Even if, in the future, his income decreased, he would no longer be entitled to a survivor's pension. 

    If his income is low – he will continue to receive a survivors grant.
    If his income increased in the future, his income increased, he would lose his eligibility for a survivors pension and receive a survivors grant.
    If his income decreased in the future, his eligibility for a survivors pension would be renewed, and the grant paid to him deducted at 100% from the survivors grant due to him.

  • To a widower who did not have a child at the time of his wife's death and who received a survivors’ pension due to his low income, but later his income increased above the threshold, his entitlement to the survivors’ pension will end and a survivors’ grant will be paid to him.
    If his income increased in the future, his entitlement to a monthly survivors’ pension will be reexamined. If a survivors’ pension is approved for him, the survivors’ grant that he received is deducted at 100% from the survivors’ pension due to him. 

Grant rate - amount equal to 36 installments of the monthly pension.

Here is a calculator by means of which you can examine your entitlement to a survivors' pension or grant.