Death Grant

9.8.0.L6 Updated on:22 January 2022

What is the Death Grant?

A Death Grant is a single payment made by Customer and Local Services to help with the cost of funeral arrangements.

How to qualify for a Death Grant

The grant will be paid if the person who died was living in Jersey when they died and the amount of their social security contributions meets the Death Grant rules. Under certain circumstances, a Death Grant can be paid when the person who died didn’t have any contributions paid.

How to claim the Death Grant​

The funeral director will usually send the death certificate to Customer and Local Services with details of who they should send the grant application form to. The form needs to be completed and returned to Customer and Local Services within six months of the date of death. 

Who will receive the Death Grant

If there’s a will or letters of administration, the grant is paid to the executor or administrator. Otherwise, it’s paid to the person who has paid the funeral expenses.

To contact Customer and Local Services for further information:

Customer and Local Services,  Philip Le Feuvre House, La Motte Street, St Helier.

Telephone: +44 1534 444444
Email: customerservice@gov.je

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm