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Bereavement Support Payment - What is Bereavement Support Payment?

Bereavement Support Payment is a benefit paid to widows, widowers, or surviving civil partners who are bereaved on or after 6 April 2017.

What is Bereavement Support Payment?

Bereavement Support Payment is a benefit paid to widows, widowers, or surviving civil partners who are bereaved on or after 6 April 2017.

It replaces Bereavement Allowance, Widowed Parents Allowance and Bereavement Payment for people whose husband or wife died on or after 6 April 2017.  

It consists of an initial lump-sum followed by up to 18 monthly instalments.

If your husband, wife or civil partner died before 6 April 2017 you may be able to claim Bereavement Allowance, Widowed Parents Allowance or Bereavement Payment instead.

Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Age rules: You must be old enough to marry or enter into a civil partnership and be below state pension age

Type of benefit: Non means tested

Taxable: No

Administered by: JobCentre Plus


 

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