The certificates hereunder will be required to support applications made by a widow or widower following the death of a Retired Member of An Garda Síochána. It is important to quote the Garda Reg. Number of the deceased as well as his/her PPS / RSI Number on all correspondence.
DOCUMENTS TO HAND INTO LOCAL GARDA STATION
1. Long FORM Birth Certificate (widow / widower)
2. Death Certificate. (Retired Garda)
3. Marriage Certificate.
Above documents must be taken to Local Garda Station. Sgt will forward them via the District Officer to Garda HQ in order to have the death recorded and Garda Pension stopped.
WIDOW’S or Widower’s CONTRIBUTORY PENSION
To claim the Widow’s or a Widower’s Contributory Pension, the applicant must obtain Form No. WCPI from the Post Office or at Local Social Welfare Office. When completed, post it to the Department of Social & FamilyAffairs, College Road,Sligo, (LoCall 1890 500 000). Note – If born or married outside the Republic of Ireland the following documents will be required :
1. Long Form Birth Certificates
2. Marriage Certificate.
3. Death Certificate.
IF DECEASED WAS UNDER 70 Yrs.
Apply for the payment of the Garda Síochána Life Assurance Scheme to :-
The Garda Representative Association,
5th Floor, Phibsboro Tower,
Dublin 7 (Tel: 01-830 35330) E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
From 1st Nov. 2007, members of the scheme are held on cover for a reduced premium of €2 per month
until their 70th birthday. Benefit 65 to 70 yrs reduced to €10,000.
ST. PAUL’S GARDA MEDICAL AID SOCIETY :
Inform the Manager, St. Paul’s Garda Medical Aid Society, Plaza 255, Blanchardstown Corporate Park 2,
Ballycoolin Road, Dublin 15. (Tel: 01-899 1604); E-Mail = email@example.com of the death,
so that arrangements can be made to continue the membership in the name of the Garda Widow.
GARDA BENEVOLENT TRUST FUND LTD.
If the deceased was a Life Member of the Garda Benevolent Trust Fund, apply for a Death Benefit Grant Application Form to — The Secretary, Garda Benevolent Trust Fund Limited, 4th Floor, Phibsboro Tower, Dublin 7. (Tel: 01-8307 155) E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
ST. PAUL’S GARDA CREDIT UNION LTD. (CORK) ———(021-431 3355)
ST. RAPHAEL’S GARDA CREDIT UNION LTD. (DUBLIN) –(0818 247 365)
Inform the Manager of both Garda Credit Unions or any Local Credit Union where the deceased had an account.
A Death Grant of €2,500 is paid by the Garda Credit Unions on receipt of the death notification if the deceased was a Credit Union Member. A death certificate will be required at a later stage to claim insurance on shares and loans. Terms & conditions apply to all these payments.
Retired members are generally advised to consider having a “Joint Tenancy Account” with Credit Unions. A Joint Tenancy Account can make it easier and more cost efficient for the surviving tenant(s). In such circumstances the balance in the account becomes the property of the surviving tenant(s). Probate can be avoided if the deceased was a holder of a “Joint Tenancy Account” as the surviving tenant(s) are already the account holder(s) and the Credit Union “Nomination” only becomes relevant on the death of a sole surviving tenant.
Member’s Spouse Life Insurance
The Garda Representative Association (GRA) and the Association of Garda Sergeants & Inspectors (AGSI) have in place Life Policy Schemes which provide “Optional Life Assurance” up to 65 years on a spouse. It is important that the appropriate Association is informed of the death of a retired member so that the surviving spouse will be able to continue the “Life Insurance” cover up to his/her 65th birthday. The following are the contact details for the Associations:-
G.R.A. = 5th Floor, Phibsboro Tower, Dublin 7. E-Mail:- email@example.com telephone 01-830 3533
A.G.S.I. = 6th Floor, Phibsboro Tower, Dublin 7. E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org telephone: 01-830 3166
ORIGINAL COPIES OF CERTIFICATES ——- Birth / Marriage & Death.
You may need up to five (originals) certificates to support the applications, pension, grants
or benefits. To obtain these original certificates it will be necessary to call, write or phone —-
The Registrar of Births, Marriages & Deaths in your area. Inform the Registrar of the reason for the
certificates because a cheaper rate may apply when required for Social Welfare Purposes.
GARDA CATHOLIC OBSEQUIES (Dublin)
For further details in relation to above, please contact Sgt. Gerry O’ Neill, District Office, Mount Joy Garda Station, North Circular Road, Dublin. Telephone No : 01-666 8678. E-Mail Address: email@example.com
HOUSEHOLD BENEFIT PACKAGE —–
From the 1st January 2014 the Telephone Allowance will be discontinued.
Changes will take place in relation to the Electricity Allowance for which a €35 Cash Credit will be available to people over 66 who are Living Alone. Television Licence (Issued free of charge)
If the widow /widower is living alone and aged 66 years or over, she should call to the Local Post Office and collect the relevant Application Form for the Household Benefit Package.
GARDA WELFARE OFFICERS.
Della Murray, Insp – Garda Employee Assistance Office, 16 Parnell Square East, Dublin 1.
Tel. 01-8980 120 Mobile: 086-8281683. E-Mail = EmployeeAssistance@garda.ie
She has responsibility for overseeing the day to day running of the Garda Welfare Service which has eight
Garda Employee Assistance Officers covering the entire country. The Garda Employee Assistance Officers will be
able to assist Garda Retired Members and Garda Widows.
Please click here to view list of Garda Employee Assistance Officers.
Garda Chaplain (Mount Argus)
Fr. Joe Kennedy, C.P.
Telephone Numbers :- 086- 8281 080
Mobile No 2 ———– 087-9580 562
All the above details are for reference and information purposes only and no recommendations are to be implied. No liability can be accepted for information contained in this article. As personal circumstances vary, legal advice may be necessary for individual cases.
Click on PDF Copy of Document for easy download: Death of Retired Garda — What to Do ( PDF Copy) up-dated May. 2016.