What is Widowed Parent's Allowance?
Widowed Parent's Allowance is a weekly benefit for widows, widowers, or surviving civil partners, who were bereaved before 6 April 2017, and have a dependent child or are pregnant.
If your husband, wife or civil partner died on or after 6 April 2017 you may be able to claim Bereavement Support Payment instead.
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
Age rules: You must have been under state pension age when your partner died
Type of benefit: Non means tested
Administered by: JobCentre Plus
Updated: April 2017