England, Scotland and Wales
DWP Bereavement Service:
Tel: 0345 606 0265
Textphone: 0345 606 0285
Tel: 0345 606 0275 (Welsh)
Textphone: 0345 606 0295 (Welsh).
Download a claim form from the Gov.UK website
Telephone Jobcentre Plus for a claim form:
Telephone: 0800 055 6688
Textphone: 0800 023 4888
Welsh language line: 0800 012 1888
NI Bereavement Service: 0800 085 2463
Download a claim form from the NI Direct website
Telephone your local Social Security/Jobs and Benefits Office
What documents will I need to claim Bereavement Support Payment?
You must send originals of the following documents to support your claim (or show them at your local Jobcentre Plus office):
• Your birth certificate
• Your marriage or civil partnership certificate
• Your husband's, wife's or civil partner's certificate of registration of death
If you do not have this evidence, you should not delay claiming.
When will my Bereavement Support Payment claim begin?
Your claim will start on the date your spouse or civil partner died if your claim is received at the benefit office within three months from the date you are bereaved.
If three months or more have passed since your spouse or civil partner died, the date of claim will be backdated three months from the date your form is received at the benefit office.
If more than 18 months have passed since your spouse or civil partner has died and you have not made a claim, you will not be entitled to receive a bereavement support payment.
Change of circumstances
Payment will continue even if you re-marry, enter a civil partnership or start cohabiting .
You must report changes in your circumstances which might affect your entitlement to this benefit.