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Death and Bereavement

Funeral Payments

A Funeral Payment is a lump sum payment to assist a person responsible for funeral expenses. Further assistance in the form of an Additional Funeral Payment may be given if the person responsible for the funeral bill (or their partner) is entitled to one of the following income related benefits Income Support, Employed Person's Allowance or Income based Jobseeker's Allowance.

Bereavement Support Payment

Bereavement Support Payment is a benefit paid to certain persons whose husband, wife or civil partner died on or after 6 April 2017. It is paid as a lump sum followed by weekly payments for up to 78 weeks.

The following benefits may be payable to customers whose husband, wife or civil partner died before 6 April 2017. 

Bereavement Allowance

Bereavement Allowance (BA) is a weekly benefit paid for up to 52 weeks to a customer who is widowed or whose civil partner dies.

Bereavement Payment

The Bereavement Payment (BP) is a one off lump sum payment.

Widowed Parents Allowance

Widowed Parent's Allowance (WPA) is a weekly benefit paid to widows and surviving civil partners who have dependent children.

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