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Government Bereavement
Support Payment

A Bereavement Support Payment is a one-off, tax-free payment given to the spouse or civil partner of someone who has died.

Government Bereavement Support Payment

What will you get?

A Bereavement Support Payment is a one-off, tax-free payment given to the spouse or civil partner of someone who has died.

The benefit is paid to you at one of two rates depending on whether you are responsible for children.  A one-off payment of £2,500 or £3,500, followed by 18 monthly payments of either £100 or £350.

You’ll only be given the higher rate if you’re already receiving Child Benefit.

How do I qualify for a Bereavement Support Payment?

To be eligible you must be below State Pension Age to claim Bereavement Support Payment.  Your spouse or civil partner must have made National Insurance Contributions for at least 25 weeks during their working life however, if your husband, wife or civil partner died because of an industrial injury, their national insurance contributions might not matter.

Bereavement Support Payment is only paid for 18 months after the date when your spouse or civil partner died so it’s important you claim as soon as possible to avoid losing money.

Making A Claim

The quickest way to apply is by phone. You can also apply using a paper form.

By phone Bereavement Service helpline

Telephone: 0800 731 0469

You can also claim by post.  Download and fill in the Bereavement Support Payment form (BSP1) then send it to the address on the form.

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