Bereavement benefits, grants or other financial support

Bereavement Support Payment

Bereavement Support Payment is a benefit paid to widows, widowers, or surviving civil partners who are bereaved on or after 6 April 2017.

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Bereavement Payment

You may be able to get a £2,000 Bereavement Payment if your spouse or civil partner died before 6 April 2017.

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Bereavement Allowance

If your husband, wife or civil partner died before 6 April 2017, you are aged 45 or over but below State Pension age with no dependent children.

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Widowed Parent’s Allowance

Widowed Parent's Allowance is a weekly benefit for widows, widowers, or surviving civil partners, who were bereaved before 6 April 2017, and have a dependent child or are pregnant.

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Funeral Payment

You could get Funeral Payment if you’re on a low income and need help to pay for a funeral you’re arranging.

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Your benefits, tax and pension after the death of a spouse

Your income will probably change after the death of your husband, wife or civil partner.

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Find us

Southwark Carers
3rd Floor, Walworth Methodist Church,
54 Camberwell Road, London, SE5 0EN
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020 7708 4497

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Nearest tube – Elephant & Castle underground station (Northern and Bakerloo lines).

Nearest Railway Station – Elephant & Castle

Buses from Elephant and Castle – ask bus driver for Burgess Park. Bus numbers: 12, 171, 148, 176, 68, 484, 42, 40, 45