ou may be able to get Bereavement Payment if, when your husband, wife or civil partner died, you were either:
Additionally, your husband, wife or civil partner must have either:
You can’t get Bereavement Payment if any of the following are true:
If you’ve moved abroad contact the International Pension Centre to find out if you can claim.
Bereavement and widows’ benefits if you’re abroad
Telephone: +44 191 21 87608
Department for Work and Pensions
Bereavement and widows’ benefits
International Pension Centre
You must include your:
You can apply using a form or by phone.
Download and fill in the Bereavement Benefits pack (form BB1).
You can also get the form from your local Jobcentre Plus in person or by ordering over the phone.
The pack has notes to help you fill in the form.
Take the completed form to your local Jobcentre Plus or send it to:
Dover Benefit Centre
Post Handling Site B
Call the Bereavement Service helpline to ask for alternative formats, such as braille, large print or audio CD.
Call the Bereavement Service helpline.
Bereavement Service helpline
Telephone: 0345 606 0265
Textphone: 0345 606 0285
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
You can claim Bereavement Payment up to 12 months after your husband, wife or civil partner dies.
Bereavement Payment is usually paid into your bank, building society or credit union account.
You can appeal to the Social Security and Child Support Tribunal if you disagree with a decision. You must usually ask for ‘mandatory reconsideration’ before you appeal.
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