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Bereavement Support Payment

You may be able to get Bereavement Support Payment if your husband, wife or civil partner died on or after 6 April 2017.

Who can apply

You could be eligible if your partner either:

  • paid National Insurance contributions for at least 25 weeks
  • died because of an accident at work or a disease caused by work.

When they died you must have been:

  • under State Pension age
  • living in the UK

You cannot claim Bereavement Support Payment if you’re in prison.

How to claim

You can claim Bereavement Support Payment by: