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Bereavement Allowance

Bereavement Allowance is paid for 52 weeks to those who have been widowed or who have list a civil partner. 

Who can apply

This benefit is aimed at the bereaved. You must be 45 or over, but under the state pension age 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 0265 to request an application form. 

Further information

 Visit the GOV.UK bereavement allowance pages


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