Survivors Benefit


A benefit paid to an unemployed spouse or cohabiter of a deceased provided that the surviving spouse was depending on the deceased. If the latter has underage children who were depending on the deceased, they will automatically qualify for dependent benefit.


  • The surviving spouse must be above 45 years old and was depending entirely on the deceased
  • At the time of death the person is the legal spouse or common-law partner of the deceased contributor
  • The surviving spouse is not in paid employment or self-employed
  • The surviving spouse does not cohabit or marries another person during the period of receiving the benefit


For a period of one year

Documents Required

  • Valid ID cards
  • An active bank account details,
  • Death Certificate of the deceased