Bereavement Payment

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A Bereavement Payment is a one-off, tax-free lump sum payment of £2,000.

How do I know whether I'm eligible?

You may be eligible for a Bereavement Payment if when your husband, wife or civil partner died, you were:

  • Under the State Pension age
  • Over the State Pension age and your husband, wife or civil partner wasn’t entitled to a State Pension based on the contributions they made to their National Insurance

Additionally, your husband, wife or civil partner must must have paid enough National Insurance contributions, or died as a result of an industrial accident or disease