Request the funeral allowance

It is an instalment to compensate the expenses with the funeral of a family member or any other individual, including the unborn, provided that the deceased resided in Portugal.

The allowance, on the amount of 217.72€, is paid at one go.


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Request on location
  • At the Social Security service counters or at the Citizen Store Desk
  • Free
  • Within six months of the month following the death

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Who can Request the funeral allowance?

The individuals, who reside in Portugal or on a similar situation, who prove to have paid the funeral expenses, provided that the deceased person:

  • resided in Portugal, and
  • was not covered by any mandatory social protection scheme entitled to a death grant or, if covered, the amount of the grant was lower than 50% of the minimum amount established for the death grant of the general social security scheme.

How to request the funeral allowance

Through the Request of funeral allowance, which should be submitted within six months from the first day of the month following the death:

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