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  • What is Bereavement Allowance?

    Bereavement Allowance is a weekly benefit for widows, widowers, or surviving civil partners whose spouse or civil partner died before 6 April 2017. If your husband, wife or civil partner died on or after 6 April 2017, you may be eligible for Bereavement Support Payment.  Appl...

  • Can I get Bereavement Allowance?

    If your husband, wife or civil partner died before 6 April 2017 and you do not have dependent children, you may be able to get Bereavement Allowance. If you have dependent children, you may be able to claim Widowed Parent's Allowance instead. If your spouse or civil partner d...

  • How much Bereavement Allowance will I get?

    How much Bereavement Allowance you could get depends on how old you were when your husband, wife or civil partner died. The weekly rates are: •    45 years old - £34.11  •    46 years old - £42.07 •    47 years old - £50.03  •    48 years old - £57.99  •    49 years old ...

  • How do I claim Bereavement Allowance?

    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 0...

  • How do I challenge a Bereavement Allowance decision?

    If you disagree with the decision made on your Bereavement Allowance claim you can ask for a written statement of reasons. If you still believe the decision is wrong, for example due to incorrect information being used, you can ask for it to be looked at again, and/or appeal....

  • 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.  App...

  • Can I get a Bereavement Payment?

    You can get a Bereavement Payment if you were below state pension age when your partner died, and they died before 6 April 2017. If you were over state pension age, you may still get a Bereavement Payment if your husband, wife or civil partner was not getting Basic State Pens...

  • How much Bereavement Payment will I get?

    A Bereavement Payment is a one-off payment of £2,000. A Bereavement Payment will be paid directly into your Bank, Building Society or Post Office account or by Simple Payment if you are unable to open or manage one of these or a similar account. A Bereavement Payment counts a...

  • How do I claim a Bereavement Payment?

    If you are getting Basic State Pension or New State Pension when your husband, wife or civil partner dies, you do not need to make a claim for a Bereavement Payment. As long as you meet the other conditions you will automatically get a Bereavement Payment when you notify the ...

  • How do I challenge a Bereavement Payment decision?

    If you disagree with the decision made on your Bereavement Payment claim you can ask for a written statement of reasons. If you still believe the decision is wrong, for example due to incorrect information being used, you can ask for it to be looked at again, and/or appeal. T...