The Marriage Grant may be awarded to a person upon legal marriage or civil union.

What you'll get

The Marriage Grant is paid in a lump sum to each eligible spouse.

Please click here for a Schedule of Benefit Rates.


Maltese Nationals having contributed at least 26 Social Security Contributions prior to date of marriage or civil union. In the case of a remarried person, 26 Social Security Contributions are to be paid as from the last date of marriage or civil union

EU Nationals with a permanent Maltese residence

Related documentation:

- For the Data Protection Statement, click here.

- For the User Manual, click here.

How to apply

Upon the registration of a marriage or civil union with Malta's Public Registry, the process for the payment of the Marriage Grant is automatically initiated by the Department of Social Security. In addition, a notification letter may be sent to a prospective beneficiary requesting any missing details necessary for the award of the Marriage Grant should this be the case.

Should a person opt to apply for a Marriage Grant, this is to reach the Department of Social Security within 6 months from the date of marriage or civil union as stipulated by the Social Security Act (Cap. 318).