How to Apply for Funeral Grant Waiver under National Insurance Scheme in Jamaica

Apply for Funeral Grant Waiver under National Insurance Scheme in Jamaica By Yourself

  1. To waive your right request a funeral allowance within the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) it is recommended that you make your application to NIS office within the Ministry of Social Security and Labour’s (MLSS) parish Offices at your place of residence. Check out these NIS parish offices by clicking this hyperlink: Link and then MLSS contact details using the following link: Link

  1. Get the request for funeral grant waiver application form at the NIS church office in your area or download the form on the MLSS website by clicking the following link: Link (scroll to locate “Funeral Grant Waiver”)
  2. Fill out the waiver form according to the instructions and in front of an person who is a witness, usually notary public or a Justice of the Peace official as per the instructions in the “WITNESS’ CERTIFICATE and SIGNATURE” part of the application form. Be aware that if the person applying cannot understand or read due to illness, or lack of literacy The application should be signed by a reputable witness on behalf of the applicant.
  3. After the application form is completed, signed and authenticated in the manner required Go to the NIS office to submit the application in its entirety at the NIS officer at the desk of service
  4. A NIS official will confirm that your request and provide an acknowledgement acceptance of your application.
  5. The request for waivers will be sent to the appropriate NIS official for consideration and processing If the application is in line with the requirements of the NIS
  6. The NIS will examine the request, and if it’s in compliance they will record the request on their records and deprive you of the right to receive the funeral grant and transfer the rights to the person according to the information when you submitted your form. Be aware that the person must also be a candidate for the funeral grant.

Documents Required For Apply for Funeral Grant Waiver

  • Complete application letter
  • Valid identification documents
  • National insurance card
  • Commission certificate (where appropriate)

Office Locations and Contacts

Ministry of Labor and Social Security (MLSS)
National Insurance Scheme
Address 14, National Heroes Circle Kingston 4 Jamaica
Tel: 876-922-8000 0r 888-991-2089
Website: [ Link]
NIS parish offices: [ Link]
Contact details and office hours: Link

National Insurance Fund
Address: 40 Knutsford Boulevard, Kingston 5Jamaica, West Indies
Tel: (876) 908-0025Tel: (876) 908-0019 -21
Fax: (876) 908-0028MLSS
contact details: Link

What are all the Eligibility

Anyone who has submitted an application for an award for funeral expenses can apply for a funeral grant.


The application is completely free.

Documents to Utilize

Funeral Grant Waiver Application Form: Link


The application form must be signed by a reputable official, such as an official of the Justice of the Peace or an official from a Notary Public office. However when the application is signed by a Notary Public official then you must get the appropriate certification by the County Clerk’s Office and attach it to the application form.

The Information You Need

  • Name
  • Address
  • Contact details
  • Email address
  • Date
  • Signature
  • Signature and witness details
  • Stamp

The Document is required

The application demonstrates that you have asked an NIS in order to waive the rights to receive a funeral gift and transfer the rights an individual who requested the grant

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