A person who marries and who fulfils the criteria set out by the Social Security Act will be eligible to a Marriage Grant upon legal marriage.
1. Maltese Nationals having contributed at least 26 SSCs prior to date of marriage;
2. EU Nationals with permanent Maltese residence;
3. Application for Marriage Grant reaching the Department of Social Security within six months from date of marriage.
In order to apply for the Marriage Grant, the person must fill in the prescribed application form, which can be obtained either from the Department of Social Security or from your local District Social Security Office or downloaded from directly further down on the same page. Once completed, the form must be returned to the same office.
Normally, when applying for the Marriage Grant, there is no need to present a marriage certificate, provided that the marriage was registered in Malta. However, when a marriage cannot be verified with official records, the marriage certificate will be required.
Back Office Process
Once a claim is received, it is registered. An assessment of the contributions paid is made, and the other eligibility criteria are verified. The claimant is then informed about whether his/her claim was accepted or rejected. In the case of the former, payment is then effected.
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How to apply?
You can apply online by visiting the Eforms page.
You can also call at any Social Security Office (view list here) and apply there.
Alternatively, you can download a copy of the form by visiting our