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Bereavement Payment

A one off payment of £2000 paid to spouses bereaved on or after 09.04.01 and for civil partners bereaved on or after 05.12.05.

Who can apply

This benefit is aimed at the bereaved.

You must be under state pension age when your spouse or civil partner died, unless they were not getting a state pension. Your late partner must have paid sufficient National Insurance contributions for you to qualify.

No new claims from 06/04/2017.

How to apply

  • Visit the GOV.UK website to download an application form
  • Phone 0845 606 0625 to request an application form. 

Further information

Visit the GOV.UK bereavement payment pages

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