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Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What is Bereavement Payment?

A: This is a one-off, tax-free lump sum payment of £2,000 which is payable immediately to help with costs arising on bereavement. It can be paid in addition to Widowed Parent’s Allowance or Bereavement Allowance.

To qualify:

Your late spouse must have satisfied the National Insurance contribution condition (Unless they died of an industrial injury or disease), and either You were under pension age when your spouse died, or If you were over pension age, your spouse was not entitled to a Category A Retirement Pension when he or she died. A claim must be made within 12 months of the spouse’s death.

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