Bereavement

Below are benefits you may be entitled to after a bereavement.

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

Funeral Payment

If you think it will be difficult to pay for a funeral you have to arrange, you may be able to obtain help providing you or your partner receive certain benefits

War Widow's or Widower's Pension

A War Widow's or Widower's Pension is a tax-free pension you may be entitled to if your wife, husband or civil partner died as a result of their service in Her Majesty's (HM) Armed Forces or during a time of war

Bereavement Allowance

After you're widowed you may be able to claim Bereavement Allowance, the taxable weekly benefit paid to you for up to 52 weeks from the date of death of your husband, wife or civil partner

Bereavement Payment

If your husband, wife or civil partner has died you may be able to get Bereavement Payment, a one-off, lump-sum payment of £2,000 that's tax-free

Bereavement Support Payment

If you husband, wife or civil partner had died since 6 April 2017 you may be able to get Bereavement Support Payments. This is a one off lump sum followed by up to 18 monthly payments.  The amount depends on your circumstances

Emergency Assistance Scheme

As part of the Government’s welfare reforms, certain elements of the Social Fund (Community Care Grants and Crisis Loans) were abolished from April 2013. Councils have developed their own new schemes, which allow greater flexibility in developing a provision to suitable local needs. Find out more about Emergency AssistanCE scheme.