Streamlined Guide for Death Pension Request in Brazil

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What is it?

The Death Pension Request service in Brazil is a government-provided financial support for families of deceased insured workers. This service ensures a continuous source of income to the legal dependents of the deceased, helping to cover daily expenses and maintain their living standards.

Who needs it?

This service is essential for legal dependents, such as spouses, children, and occasionally parents of deceased insured workers. It is particularly useful for those who relied on the deceased for financial support and need ongoing income to meet living expenses.


  1. Determine Eligibility: Verify that the deceased was insured under Brazil’s social security or pension system.
  2. Gather Required Documents: Collect all necessary paperwork including death certificate, proof of relationship, and last income of deceased.
  3. Complete Application Forms: Fill out the required forms for the Death Pension Request, available at local INSS offices or online.
  4. Submit Application: Submit the completed forms either via mail, online through INSS website, or at a local INSS office.
  5. Follow Up: Monitor application status online or through direct contact with the INSS to ensure successful processing.
  6. Receive Pension: Upon approval, you will receive instructions on how the pension will be disbursed to you.

Required documents

    • Death Certificate: Obtainable from the civil registry office.
    • Proof of Relationship: Spouse proof (marriage certificate), children proof (birth certificate), parents proof (child birth certificate).
    • Proof of Last Income: Pay stub or any recent document showing the deceased’s income.
    • Applicants Identification: Valid ID and CPF number of the applicant.
    • INSS Contribution Proof: Collect the deceased’s social security contribution records.

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Additional details

    • Application can be done online at INSS website or at local INSS offices.
    • Processing time may vary; frequent follow-ups can expedite review.
    • Certain cases may require additional documentation, such as proof of stable union.
    • Beneficiaries might need to renew documentation periodically to continue receiving benefits.


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