Check if you’re eligible before you start your claim. You should submit your claim for the payment within 26 weeks of 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 can claim the payment if your partner registered in the Pension Bonus Scheme.

You should claim within 26 weeks of your partner's death.

Information you need

You need to give us:

  • confirmation of your partner's birth date and date of death
  • proof that your partner passed the work test
  • any other documents we ask you for to help us assess your claim, including original documents to confirm your identity

Start your claim

To get a claim form you can:

Submit your claim

You need to give your completed form and any supporting documents we have asked for to a service centre within 14 days.

Wait for the results

We'll tell you:

  • if we accept your claim
  • when we’ll start paying you
  • how much you’ll get

You have the right to appeal our decision. Read about reviews and appeals.

Page last updated: 13 May 2019

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