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Receiving restrictions

In the case of death of the beneficiary of a pension, State social benefit or social insurance benefit, the service amounts that were granted and calculated for payment that have not been paid before the death of the beneficiary of the service may be received by the spouse of the deceased beneficiary of the service, the first-level and second-level relatives, and another person on the basis of the inheritance certificate or court ruling.

Process description

  1. Service requests
    The service not received must be requested within 6 months of the date of death of the deceased person. If the recipient of State social benefits is deceased, the benefit must be claimed within 12 months from the date of death of the deceased person.

    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.
    An application may be submitted in person to any VSAA customer service centre or to the unified customer service centres of the State and local governments.

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

    The request must be accompanied by a document certifying the relationship, if the service is requested by a first or second degree relative, or a certificate of inheritance, if the service is requested by another person.

  2. Receipt of services
    A decision regarding the granting of a service 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 delivered at the place of residence of the recipient of the service.