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 www.latvija.lv 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.
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 www.latvija.lv, 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.