Benefits you may be able to claim

Support if you have been bereaved

If you have lost your husband, wife, civil partner or a close relation you lived with, cared for or were dependent on, there may be benefits you are able to claim. 

Bereavement Allowance 

Bereavement Allowance is regular payment you may be able to get for up to 52 weeks if your husband, wife or civil partner died when you were aged between 45 and the state pension age, and you are not bringing up any children. 

Find out more including eligibility and how to claim on the Bereavement Allowance page 

Survivors Benefits 

Survivors Benefits - including War Widow(er)'s Pension - include one-off and regular payments you may be able to get, whatever age you are, if your spouse or partner died as a result of service in HM Armed Forces. 

Find out more on the War Widow Pension Pension page

Bereavement Payment 

Bereavement Payment is a payment you may be able to get if your spouse or partner died while either you were under State Pension age, or they were not entitled to a State Pension. 

Find out if you qualify and how to claim on the Bereavement Payment page

Funeral Payment 

If you are arranging a funeral and you are on a low income, you may be able to get a Funeral Payment.  

Find out about Funeral Payments on the website