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You may be able to get extra money if your spouse or civil partner has died.

Support includes:

Bereavement Allowance (previously Widow's Pension)

If you live in England, Wales or Scotland find out about Bereavement Allowance on Gov.uk. If you live in Northern Ireland find out about Bereavement Allowance on nidirect.

Bereavement Payment

If you live in England, Wales or Scotland find out about Bereavement Payment on Gov.uk. If you live in Northern Ireland find out about Bereavement Payment on nidirect.

Widowed Parent’s Allowance

If you live in England, Wales or Scotland find out about Widowed Parent's Allowance on Gov.uk. If you live in Northern Ireland find out about Widowed Parent's Allowance on nidrect.

Other benefits

When your circumtances change you should check if you are still claiming the right benefits or if there are different benefits you could claim for.

We have more information about money and benefits and your local carer service may have someone you can talk to about your situation.  You could also use our online benefits calculator (supplied by Turn2us) or get in touch with an organsation that can give help and advice about money and benefits.


Next review due: December 2018