You might be able to claim some money if someone has died.

What you can claim depends on your circumstances and what your relationship was to the person who died.

Please visit the link to the Bereavement payment on for more information.

Am I eligible for bereavement benefit?

You may be able to get a £2,000 Bereavement Payment if your spouse or civil partner died before 6 April 2017. This is a one-off, tax-free, lump-sum payment.

If your spouse or civil partner died on or after 6 April 2017 you may be eligible for Bereavement Support Payment instead.

The links below will take you to information on benefits associated with bereavement and a useful publication on bereavement in general.

Adviceline: (free)


*Adviceline is open 9am until 5pm Monday to Friday