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Claiming Bereavement and Other Benefits

If your spouse or civil partner has died, then you could be entitled to bereavement benefits. There are numerous advantages which can help you financially if you’re on a low income.

At Arrange My Funeral, we offer advice and show the right direction to our clients when it comes to claiming bereavement and other benefits.

  • Bereavement Payment

A single payment of money of around £2,000 is made, depending on your companion or partner’s National Insurance contributions. For eligibility, you should be under State Pension age when your partner dies. You can visit GOV.UK website for more info about Bereavement Payment.

  • Bereavement Allowance

It’s a taxable benefit which can be received for up to 1 year from the date your partner died. The instalments depend on your late partner’s National Insurance contributions. For eligibility, your age should be above 45, however under State Pension age when your partner dies. Claim within 3 months of your partner’s death to avoid losing any benefit. You can visit GOV.UK website for more info about Bereavement Allowance.

  • Widowed Parent’s Allowance

It’s a taxable benefit which can be received if you have children and your partner dies, and depends on your late partner’s National Insurance contributions. For eligibility, you should be under State Pension age and eligible or receiving Child Benefit for at least 1 child. Claim within 3 months of your partner’s death to avoid losing any benefit. You can visit GOV.UK website for more info about Widowed Parent’s Allowance.

  • Utilising Your Benefits

After the death of your partner, bereavement benefits will enable you to pay for some of your important & immediate expenses. It’s quite important to plan in advance so you know how you’ll pay for your expenses once these payments/benefits stop. Try to save some amount of money for fut

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