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# Bereavement grant

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'My sister was failed in life and in death': We need to restore the bereavement grant
Paddy Kevane talks about how lack of government support can impact families during an emotional period.
# Budget 2014
'Mean, ruthless, vicious': TD scathing as Dáil votes to abolish bereavement grant
One opposition TD labelled the cut to the €850 grant as “a mean, ruthless, vicious targeting of people at their most vulnerable time”.
# Bereavement grant
Howlin says notion of 'shame' over bereavement grant abolition 'entirely inappropriate'
The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform said that there is a “very generous provision” for the spouse of an elderly person who dies.
# Budget 2014
Funeral directors will seek u-turn on Bereavement Grant cut
The Bereavement Grant was a one-off payment of €850 made available on the death of a family member but it has been scrapped in the Budget.