Bereavement Support Payment

Bereavement Support Payment

Bereavement Support Payment is available if your husband, wife or civil partner died on or after 6 April 2017. You could be eligible if your partner either:

•paid National Insurance contributions for at least 25 weeks

•died because of an accident at work or a disease caused by work

When they died you must have been under State Pension age and living in the UK.

You can apply using a form or by phone.

Download a Bereavement Support Payment pack (form BSP1) or order it over the phone from your local Jobcentre Plus.

Bereavement Service helpline: 0800 731 0469

Welsh language: 0800 731 0453

Bereavement Payment

This is a one-off, tax-free lump sum payment of £2,000 could be claimed if your spouse or civil partner died before 6th April 2017. If your spouse or civil partner died on or after 6th April 2017 please see Berevement Support Payment.

How do I know whether I'm eligible?

You may be eligible for a Bereavement Payment if when your husband, wife or civil partner died, you were:

  • Under the State Pension age
  • Over the State Pension age and your husband, wife or civil partner wasn’t entitled to a State Pension based on the contributions they made to their National Insurance

Use a BB1 form to make a claim, available from the Job Centre Plus or call the Bereavement Service Helpline on 0800 731 0469.

Additionally, your husband, wife or civil partner must must have paid enough National Insurance contributions, or died as a result of an industrial accident or disease.