Bereavement Benefit Information Cornwall

There are payments and tax benefits that are available to the spouses and partners of deceased persons. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, make sure your future is financially stable by getting informed on bereavement benefits that you are eligible to receive. Below you’ll find related articles as well as local companies and providers that will help you in your search.

E M Tomlinson
01326 241049
65 Redannack North
Helston
Axe Tax Consultants Ltd
01872 262668
67 Lemon Street
Truro
The Oaks Tax Consultancy Ltd
01209 712292
9 Kings Road
Camborne
The Tax Shop
01326 316262
52 Killigrew Street
Falmouth
Roger Symonds
01872 862074
Park View
Truro
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Bereavement Benefits

Bereavement Benefits

Bereavement Benefits

Funeral Payments

If you are arranging the funeral and are claiming social security benefits such as income support, council tax benefit, jobseekers allowance, working families tax credits or disabled person's tax credits you may be entitled to help towards the cost of a simple funeral. This is called a Funeral Payment .

If there is any money in the estate the funeral payment will be repaid from this excluding any personal belongings that have been left.

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Bereavement Payment

You may be able to get a one-off, lump-sum, tax-free Bereavement Payment of £2,000 if your husband, wife or civil partner has died and has paid National Insurance contributions (NICs) or if;

  • their death was caused by their job.
  • you were under State Pension age (60 for women and 65 for men) when they died.
  • your husband, wife or civil partner was not entitled to Category A State Retirement Benefit when they died.

When you fill in the claim form you'll be asked to give your late husband, wife or civil partner's National Insurance number and details of their recent employment history. This will allow the office that deals with your claim to look into their National Insurance record and to work out if you qualify for Bereavement Payment.

You can't get Bereavement Payment if any of the following apply:

  • you were divorced from your late husband or wife or the civil partnership had dissolved at the time of the civil partner's death.
  • you're living with another person as husband, wife or civil partner.
  • you're in prison.

The one-off Bereavement Payment does not generally affect your entitlement to other benefits, but your savings and Bereavement Payment may reduce the amount of means-tested benefits you get.

There is a 12 month time limit for claiming Bereavement Payment. You can order a Bereavement Benefits pack over the telephone from your nearest Jobcentre Plus or Social Security Office or Download a Bereavement Benefits pack .

Bereavement Allowance

After you are widowed you may be able to claim Bereavement Allowance, the taxable weekly benefit paid to you for up to 52 weeks from the date of death of your husband, wife or civil partner.

You may be able to claim Bereavement Allowance if all of the following apply:

  • you are a widow, widower or surviving civil partner aged 45 or over when your husband, wife or civil partner died.
  • you are not bringing up children.
  • you are under State Pension age (currently 60 for women and 65 for men).
  • your late husband, wife or civil partner paid National Insurance contributions (NICs), or they died as a result of an industrial accident or disease.

You cannot claim Bereavement Allowance if:

  • you were d...

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