Welfare & Benefits
Entitlements Following Bereavement
Bereavement Allowance (previously known as Widow’s Pension) may be payable if you’re widowed between 45 and State Pension age. You are eligible to receive it for up to 52 weeks from the date your husband, wife or civil partner died.
You might be entitled to a £2,000 Bereavement Payment if your husband, wife or civil partner has died. This is a one-off, tax-free, lump-sum payment. There are several conditions attached, and these need to be assessed.
A Funeral Payment could be made if you’re on a low income and need help to pay for a funeral you’re arranging. How much you will receive depends on your circumstances and if you qualify. And, you’ll usually have to pay back any money you get from the deceased person’s estate (if they have one), which includes any money or property they had but not a house or personal things left to a widow, widower or surviving civil partner.
It is very easy to miss out on benefits which you need and are entitled to.