Bereavement Support Payment

You may be able to get Bereavement Support Payment if your partner has died. Bereavement Support Payment has replaced the following benefits for deaths occurring on or after 6 April 2017.:

  • Widowed Parent’s Allowance – if you already get this, your payments will continue until you’re no longer eligible
  • Bereavement Allowance (previously Widow’s Pension)
  • Bereavement Payment

How much is bereavement support payment?

The amount of Bereavement Support Payment you can get will depend on your relationship to the person who died and when you make your claim.
Bereavement Support PaymentRates 2021 to 2022 (£)Rates 2022 to 2023 (£)
Standard rate (lump sum)£2,500.00£2,500.00
Standard rate monthly payments£100.00£100.00
Higher rate (lump sum)£3,500.00£3,500.00
Higher rate monthly payments£350.00£350.00

Who is eligible for bereavement support payment?

Bereavement Support Payment is not means-tested. This means what you earn or how much you have in savings will not affect what you get. 

It’s usually paid as a one-off payment followed by up to 18 monthly payments. This may change depending on when you make your claim.

Bereavement Support Payment Phone Number

The contact numbers for Bereavement services are:
Bereavement ServicePhone Number
Telephone:0800 151 2012
Welsh language:0800 731 0453
Textphone:0800 731 0464
Welsh language textphone:0800 731 0456
Relay UK (if you cannot hear or speak on the phone):18001 then 0800 151 2012

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