///Bereavement Allowance
Bereavement Allowance 2018-09-10T12:13:34+00:00

Bereavement Allowance.

You could be entitled to bereavement allowance if:

  • You were 45 and over, but below the age for State Pension when your husband, wife or civil partner died.
  • They had paid enough towards their National Insurance contributions.
  • Their death was caused due to their job.


You cannot get Bereavement Allowance if, at the time your husband, wife or civil partner died:

  • You were divorced, or your civil partnership to them had been legally ended.
  • You were living with someone else, as if you were married or in a civil partnership.
  • You were in prison or legal custody.


*You must claim within three months of your husband’s, wife’s or civil partner’s death, or you may lose benefit.*