Benefits and financial support
- Bereavement Payment
- Widowed Parents' Allowance
- Bereavement Allowance
All of these benefits must be claimed within three months of the death.
This is a single tax-free sum of £2,000 payable after your husband, wife or civil partner has died.
This benefit depends on your age and the national insurance contributions of your spouse or civil partner.
Widowed Parents' Allowance and Bereavement Allowance
It is only possible to claim one of these two benefits - either Widowed Parents' Allowance or Bereavement Allowance
These benefits can be claimed by a bereaved spouse or civil partner.
Eligibility depends on the age of the claimant, the age of dependent children and the national insurance history of the person who has died.
Find out more
To find out whether you or someone you are supporting might be eligible for benefits, please call us on:
0800 195 2924
We'll tell you where to find the information you need and/or direct you to the appropriate helpline.