Bereavement Allowance (previously Widow's Pension)

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A Bereavement Allowance is a taxable benefit that is given up to 52 weeks from the date your husband, wife or civil partner died.

How do I know whether I'm eligible?

You may be eligible for Bereavement Allowance if all of the below apply:

  • You were aged 45 or over when your husband, wife or civil partner died
  • You’re under the State Pension age
  • Your husband, wife or civil partner paid National Insurance contributions, or they died as a result of an industrial accident or disease
What financial support will this offer?

The amount you’ll receive depends on:

  • The amount your husband, wife or civil partner contributed to their National Insurance
  • Your age at the time of their death

The maximum weekly payment rate ranges from £33.77 to £112.55, depending on the above.

For further  information or to apply visit: www.gov.uk/bereavement-allowance