There are three types of Bereavement Benefit. These may be payable on the death of a husband, wife or a civil partner. Entitlement to these benefits will depend on the National Insurance contributions your spouse or partner paid.
Widowed Parent's Allowance
This is a weekly benefit paid if you are widowed and have a child or qualifying young person
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This is a one-off lump sum payment
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This is a weekly benefit paid if you are aged between 45 and pensionable age when you are widowed
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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.
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