You may be able to receive a Bereavement Support Payment if your husband, wife or civil partner died on or after 6th April 2017.
You could be eligible if your partner either:
When they died you must have been:
You cannot claim Bereavement Support Payment if you're in prison.
If your husband, wife or civil partner died before 6th April 2017 you may be able to get one or more of the following:
You will receive an initial payment and then up to 18 monthly payments. There are two rates.
|Higher Rate - if you receive Child Benefit or are entitled to it||£3,500||£350|
|Lower Rate - if you are not entitled to Child Benefit||£2500||£100|
You must claim within 3 months of your husband, wife or civil partner's death to get the full amount. You can claim up to 21 months after their death, but your payments will be less.
If you live in:
Then send the completed form to:
Bereavement Support Payment
Mail Handling Site A
If you require any assistance, the helpline number is 0800 731 0469
There is a different process in Northern Ireland which is set out here.
You can apply by phoning the International Pension Centre.
The Telephone number is +44 (0) 191 218 7608
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