Skip to content

Bereavement Payment

Bereavement Payment is a tax-free lump sum of £2,000.

You can claim Bereavement Payment if:

  • your civil partner, husband or wife paid National Insurance contributions
  • you were under State Pension age when they died or your wife, husband or civil partner was not entitled to Category A State Pension when they died.

Further information


Our Information guides are short and easy to digest, giving a comprehensive overview of the relevant topic. Factsheets are longer with more detail, and are aimed at professionals.

You can download other guides in our series from publications

For more information: Call Age UK Advice: 0800 169 2081

Was this helpful?