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Bereavement support for men and women in Ireland

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If you have lost your Husband, Wife or Life Partner you are welcome to join the community.

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Established in January 2009, Widow.ie is an Irish online information and self-help resource for, and by widows, widowers and bereaved life partners. If you have lost your Husband, Wife or Life Partner you are welcomed to join. Some members are recently bereaved and for others its a number of years, all ages are welcome to join in conversation.

Latest Blog News

Can the Widowed Apply for COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment?

If you are widowed and were working up until March 13th, you can claim the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment and it will be paid in addition to your widowed pension. To apply for the new COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment you can apply online at mywelfare.ie If you require a form posted out, it can be requested both online or by calling the emergency phone number 1890800024

Widow Wins Appeal to Backdate Household Benefits Package

Ombudsman Peter Tyndall recently published the first casebook for County Clare. He was asked to examine the case of a widow who, after her husbands death, wasn't informed of her entitlement to Household Benefits Package.

Christmas Landmines – A Widowers Message of Hope to the Grieving

This year more than any I can feel healing going on for me and I only say that to show that there is that hope to cling to. Winter and Christmas are bloody difficult times. For many here this is their first Christmas since the world stopped turning. The rest of the world keeps spinning but ours stopped on a particular day, on a definite minute.

Coping with Christmas When You Are Bereaved

Christmas is a difficult time of year for those who are recently bereaved. Even people bereaved a number of years Christmas and the New Year can be a very sad time of year with memories of those who are missing.

You've come to the right place. I'm only here a short while myself and I've found this site a great support. The others are all great people

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There are some very nice compassionate and caring people on this site and I hope this site brings you a bit of comfort as it has me.

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I just wanted to say that you have come to the best place. 3 Days here and I feel like I've found a safe haven somewhere to come to.

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