There are a number of bereavement-related benefits that you can apply for. These benefits are managed and paid by central government. By following the links on this page you can find out more. All information is provided by gov.uk.
You could get a Funeral Payment if you're on a low income and need help to pay for a funeral you are arranging. How much you get depends on your circumstances and if you qualify.
After you are widowed you may be able to claim Bereavement Allowance (previously known as Widow's Pension).
You may be able to get a £2,000 Bereavement Payment if your spouse or civil partner died before 6 April 2017. This is a one-off, tax-free, lump-sum payment.
You may be able to get a Bereavement Support Payment if your husband, wife or civil partner died on or after 6 April 2017.
A Budgeting Loan can help pay for:
This is not an exhaustive list.
You may be entitled to War Widow Pension or Bereavement Allowance (previously Widow's Pension) if your wife, husband or civil partner died before 6 April 2005 as a result of their service in Her Majesty's (HM) Armed Forces or during a time of war.
If you're a parent whose husband, wife or civil partner has died and you have at least one child who you receive Child Benefit for, you may be able to get Widowed Parent's Allowance.
For further information, please contact Revenues: