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Help with funeral costs

Bereavement Support Payment

You may be able to get Bereavement Support Payment if your husband, wife or civil partner died in the last 21 months.

You must claim within three months of your partner's death to get the full amount.

You can claim up to 21 months after their death but you'll get fewer monthly payments.

The rate of support is banded based on your eligibility.

You'll get a first payment and then up to 18 monthly payments. There are two rates:

 First paymentMonthly payment
Higher rate£3,500£350
Lower rate£2,500£100


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