What is a Bereavement Payment?
A Bereavement Payment is a one-off payment for widows, widowers or surviving civil partners whose spouse or civil partner died before 6 April 2017.
If your spouse or civil partner died on or after 6 April 2017, you may be eligible for Bereavement Support 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 must usually be below state pension age
Type of benefit: Non means tested
Administered by: JobCentre Plus