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  1. To waiver your right to seek a funeral grant under the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), you should submit your funeral grant waiver request to the NIS office under the Ministry of Labour and Social Security’s (MLSS) Parish Offices in your location. Please view the NIS parish offices via this link: Link and then MLSS contact details via this link: Link
  2. Obtain the funeral grant waiver request form from the NIS parish office in your location or download it from the MLSS website through this link: Link (scroll to find “Funeral Grant Waiver”)
  3. Complete the waiver request form accordingly in the presence of a witness preferably a Notary Public or a Justice of the Peace official as instructed in the “WITNESS’ CERTIFICATE AND SIGNATURE” section of the form. Note that if the applicant is unable to read or write due to illness or illiteracy, the application can be completed by a recognized witness on the applicant’s behalf
  4. Once the application form has been completed, signed, and authenticated as required, go to the NIS office and submit the complete application to the NIS officer at the service desk
  5. The NIS official will verify your application and issue an acknowledgment receipt of the application
  6. The waiver request will then be submitted to the relevant NIS official for review and processing if the application meets all the required standards of the NIS
  7. The NIS will assess the request and if it is as required, they will register the request in their record and relinquish your right to claim the funeral grant, and then transfer those rights to the relevant individual as mentioned in your application. Note that the said individual must have also applied for the funeral grant


Required Documents[edit]

  • Complete application letter
  • Valid identification documents
  • National insurance card
  • Certificate of commission (where applicable)

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

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
Email: [email protected]
Website: [ Link]
NIS parish offices: [ Link]
Offices and contact details: 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



An individual/s who had applied for a funeral grant are eligible to apply


The application is free


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

Funeral grant waiver application form: Link


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The application form should be witnessed by a recognized official either the Justice of the Peace or a Notary Public office, however, if the application is witnessed by Notary Public official, you should obtain the relevant certificate of commission from the County Clerk’s Office and attach it to the application form

Required Information[edit]

  • Name
  • Address
  • Contact details
  • Email address
  • Date
  • Signature
  • Witness details and signature
  • Stamp


Need for the Document[edit]

The application proves that you have requested the NIS to waive your right to claim a funeral grant and transfer those rights to another person who applied for the grant

Information which might help[edit]

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

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