Execution deadline in working days
Individual person
Private law legal person
Receiving restrictions

The funeral allowance shall be paid to the person who undertook the burial:
• in the event of the death of the worker, self-employed or former family member;
• in the event of the death of the unemployed person;
• in the event of the death of the recipient of pension or insurance;
• in the event of the death of the recipient of the national social security benefit.
If the deceased complies at the same time with several conditions which give the undertaking the right to receive this allowance, one, the largest, death allowance shall be paid.

Process description

  1. Service requests
    The allowance must be claimed within 6 months of the date of death of the deceased person. If this period is overdue, no allowance shall be granted.

    In order to claim the benefit, a specific form of application addressed to the SAA must be completed.
    May submit a submission:
    • on the portal;
    • on-site (if requested for service, a personal identification document (passport or ID card) must be produced);
    • electronically (the application must be signed with a secure electronic signature containing the time stamp);
    • by post;
    • through the competent foreign authority.
    An application may be submitted in person to any VSAA customer service centre, the State and Local Government Unified Customer Service Centres or the Riga City Dzimtsaraksts departments at the time of registration of the fact of death.

    The submission shall indicate the preferred method of receiving the decision.

  2. Receipt of services
    A decision regarding the granting of a benefit may be received in person, by post, in the official electronic address or in the portal, in accordance with the type of receipt of the decision indicated in the application.

    The service shall, at the choice of the recipient, be transferred to the account of the Latvian credit institution or postal settlement system (PNS) or paid through the competent authority of the contracting country.