Orphan’s Supplementary Allowance

Overview

An Orphan’s Allowance may be awarded to a person who is entrusted with the care of a youngster, if both parents of the youngster are deceased.

For information regarding cross-border situations please click here.

What you’ll get

Payment for the Orphan’s Supplementary Allowance is issued every 4 weeks in advance.

This allowance is paid for the period when the youngster is between 16 and 21 years of age.

Please click here for a Schedule of Benefits Rates.

Eligibility

General eligibility criteria:

  • A person who is entrusted with the care of a youngster, if both parents of the youngster are deceased
  • One of the parents was registered under the Social Security Act (Cap. 318.)
  • One of the parents was a citizen of Malta at the time of his death

Documentation required

General documentation:

  • Declaration signed by Applicant and also, if applicable, by spouse/partner. Click here to download the declaration
  • Court decree in respect of child custody

How to apply

Fill in and submit the application online.