Due to COVID-19 the Department for Communities is experiencing a very high volume of Benefit calls. It may take longer to answer your call.
Contact details for the Bereavement Benefits section, who deal with all the enquiries about the payment of bereavement benefits
Monday to Friday from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
If you need to report the death of someone who was getting a social security benefit such as State Retirement Pension, Attendance Allowance, Employment Support Allowance or Disability Living Allowance you should ring the Bereavement Service: