Bereavement Allowance


Check if you're eligible before you start your claim. How to submit your claim for Bereavement Allowance after your partner’s death.


  • find out what you need before you start
  • fill in your claim form
  • submit the form and other documents we ask for
  • wait for us to assess your claim and tell you the result

Before you start

You should:

Claim form

Print and complete the Claim for Bereavement Allowance form and the Income and assets form.

If you can't print the forms:

Supporting information

You may need to provide some other documents to support your claim including:

You will also need to provide us with your income and assets information.

Submit your claim

Within 14 days of telling us of your intent to claim, submit your completed forms and supporting documents:

Wait for the results

We'll tell you:

  • if your claim is successful
  • when we'll start paying you
  • how much you'll get

You have the right to appeal any decision we make.

Read more about reviews and appeals.

Page last updated: 19 July 2018