Death & Bereavement Benefits

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.

Funeral Payment

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.

Bereavement Allowance

After you are widowed you may be able to claim Bereavement Allowance (previously known as Widow's Pension).

Bereavement Payment

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.

Bereavement Support 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.

Budgeting Loans

A Budgeting Loan can help pay for:

  • furniture or household items (for example, washing machines or other ‘white goods')
  • clothes or footwear
  • maintenance, improvements or security for your home
  • costs linked to getting a new job

This is not an exhaustive list.

War Widow Pension or Bereavement Allowance

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.

Widowed Parent's Allowance

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.

Further Information

For further information, please contact Revenues:

Last updated on 30/07/2018

Contact the Revenues & Benefits team