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Bereavement Benefits

You may also be eligible for bereavement assistance if your circumstance meets one of the below criteria. Qualifications include minimum National Insurance contributions on the part of the deceased. Please contact your local DWP office if you think you may qualify for bereavement benefits.

The Bereavement Payment (replacing the Widows payment)

The Bereavement Payment is a lump sum of £2000.00, paid to widows or widowers who are under the state pension age at the time of their spouse’s death.

The Bereavement Allowance (replacing the Widows Pension)

The Bereavement Allowance is an income paid for one year to people with no dependent children, aged between 45 and 60 for women and 45 and 65 for men.

Widowed Parents Allowance (replacing the Widowed Mothers allowance)

The Widowed Parents Allowance pays a basic £72.50 a week plus £9.70 a week for the first dependent child and £11.35 a week for every other child. It is paid for as long as one child is still in full time education.