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Funeral Allowance

The following persons are entitled to receive the funeral benefit:

  • an insured person in the case of death of a family member who was dependent on this person;
  • a family member of an insured person or a person who has actually undertaken the funeral arrangements if the deceased person was an insured person, an unemployed, a receiver of pension or state social insurance benefit.;
  • a family member or a person who has undertaken the funeral arrangements if the insured person or a dependent family member has died within one month after the end of the contribution period.

The benefit is granted in accordance with:

The benefits’ claiming rules

An application you can submit in one of the divisions of the State Social Insurance Agency (SSIA):

  • personally or as electronic document, in accordance with the legal regulation of the processing of the electronic documents;
  • sent by post or submit by a notary authorized person's intermediation;
  • submit in one of the customer service centers of the state or local governments, which have the cooperation agreements with SSIA.

The easiest way to do this by filling in an E-application to the state and local governments’ services portal www.latvija.lv

When applying for the benefit by post or e-mail application form in the webpage of the State Social Insurance Agency www.vsaa.lv can be used or a free text application.

By signing the application, the person requesting the benefit confirms that the information provided in the application is accurate.

No identification is required when submitting an application at a VSAA office. However, in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Law, upon issuing personal information pertaining to a particular person, VSAA may request and the person is obliged to produce a personal identification document.

The benefit may be requested through an authorised person, provided that the representation rights have been granted in accordance with Article 38 Paragraph one of the Administrative Procedure Law. Representation of a natural person shall be drawn up as a notarised power of attorney, or a natural person may authorise his or her representative at the VSAA office, if both the representative and the authorising person are present.

Amount of allowance, term of its demanding and granting

  • in case of death of the insured person – funeral allowance is granted and paid as double wage amount of monthly average insurance payment of the deceased person, but not less than average insurance payment wage prescribed in particular country. If person has deceased in 2017, funeral allowance is granted not less than 664,63 euros.

Average payment wage for employee is calculated from payment wage for 12 months period upon ending such period 2 calendar months before the month when socially insured person has deceased.

Average insurance payment wage for self-employed person is calculated due to payments made within the period of last 12 months that ends one quarter (3 month) before the quarter when socially insured person has deceased.

Allowance can be requested within 6 month from the day of death of the insured person.

Decision on allowance granting is taken in ten days counting from the date when SSIA (State social insurance agency) department has received all documents necessary for allowance granting.

  • in case of death of the unemployed person, if deceased unemployed person was receiver of unemployment relief or payments for unemployment case regarding this person within the period of recent 36 months before the day of the acquisition of unemployed person status were made for not less than 12 months – funeral allowance is granted and paid as triple amount of state social security allowance.

Allowance can be requested within 6 month from the day of death of the unemployed person.

Decision on allowance granting is taken in five days counting from the date when SSIA (State social insurance agency) department has received all documents necessary for allowance granting.

  • in case of death of the member of family who was in the upkeep of insured person -  funeral allowance is granted and paid as triple amount of state social security allowance.

Allowance can be requested within 6 month from the day of death of the dependent person.

Decision on allowance granting is taken in ten days counting from the date when SSIA (State social insurance agency) department has received all documents necessary for allowance granting.

  • in case of death of the receiver of pension or insurance indemnity - funeral allowance is granted and paid in the amount of two month pension of the deceased person.

Allowance can be requested within 6 month from the day of death of the receiver of pension or indemnity.

Decision on allowance granting is taken in one month counting from the date when SSIA (State social insurance agency) department has received all documents necessary for allowance granting.

  • in case of death of the receiver of state social security allowance - allowance is granted and paid as double amount of state social security allowance.

Allowance can be requested within 6 month from the day of death of the unemployed person.

Decision on allowance granting is taken in ten days counting from the date when SSIA (State social insurance agency) department has received all documents necessary for allowance granting.

Receipt of the benefit

The benefit shall be transferred to the account in a credit institution or postal payment system (PNS) indicated in your application.

Important!

If insured person was also the receiver of pension or indemnity, one allowance (that is larger) is paid.

Other useful information about funeral

Publicēšanas datums: [19.09.2017.]