Bereavement Benefits

If you're on a low income and need financial help to pay for a funeral you're arranging, you may be able to get a one-off Funeral Payment. How much you get depends on your circumstances and if you qualify. You might have to repay some or all of it from the estate of the person who died.

If your husband, wife or civil partner has died you may be able to get Bereavement Payment, a one-off, lump-sum payment that's tax-free.

After you're widowed you may be able to claim Bereavement Allowance, the taxable weekly benefit paid to you for up to 52 weeks from the date of death of your husband, wife or civil partner.

A War Widow's or Widower's Pension is a tax-free pension you may be entitled to if your wife, husband or civil partner died as a result of their service in Her Majesty's (HM) Armed Forces or during a time of war.

If you're a parent who's husband, wife or civil partner has died and you have a dependent child or young person (aged 16 and under 20) for whom you receive Child Benefit, you may be able to get Widowed Parent's Allowance (WPA).

 

 

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