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Bereavement Support Payment

You may be able to get Bereavement Support Payment if your husband, wife or civil partner died on or after 6 April 2017.

You could be eligible if your partner either:

  • paid National Insurance contributions for at least 25 weeks
  • died because of an accident at work or a disease caused by work

When they died you must have been:

  • under State Pension age
  • living in the UK or a country that pays bereavement benefits

You cannot claim Bereavement Support Payment if you’re in prison.

If your husband, wife or civil partner died before 6 April 2017

You may be able to get one or more of the following:

  • Bereavement Payment (a one-off payment)
  • Bereavement Allowance (monthly payments)
  • Widowed Parent’s Allowance (if you’re bringing up children)

For more information including what you will get, how to claim and other useful information please go to the web link below.

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