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What are bereavement benefits

If your husband, wife or civil partner has died you may be able to claim bereavement benefits.

The benefits can help ease some of the financial worries you may face following the death of your partner. They are not means-tested and can be paid whether or not you are working.

Read our information on bereavement to find out about the practical things that need to be done when someone dies, such as registering the death, arranging the funeral and dealing with the estate.

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

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