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
Administered by: JobCentre Plus