Claiming a Pension Bonus Bereavement Payment

You should submit your claim for the payment within 26 weeks of your partner's death.

If your partner was registered in the Pension Bonus Scheme, we will invite you to claim the payment.

Conditions for claiming

You should submit your claim for the payment within 26 weeks of your partner’s death.

Download the information booklet and claim form for Pension Bonus Bereavement Payment

Claiming with forms

To get a Pension Bonus Bereavement Payment claim form you can:

Supporting documentation

You will need to provide confirmation of your partner's birth date and date of death with your claim form. 

You may need to confirm your identity.

We will also tell you if there are other documents and forms you need to provide. You will need to submit these within 14 days. The sooner we receive your documents, the sooner we can process your claim.

Submit your claim

Return your completed forms to your nearest service centre together with your identity documents, confirmation of your partner's birth date and date of death, and any other documents we have asked for.

Claim outcome

We will let you know whether your claim is successful or not. If you are eligible for Pension Bonus Bereavement Payment, we will tell you when your payment will start and how much you will get.

You have the right to appeal any decision we make. 

Read more about reviews and appeals.

Page last updated: 11 August 2016

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