Financial Support following a death in the family
The friends and family that are left behind can face difficult times ahead coping with the death along with the financial worries if that extra income is lost to the house hold, the deceased did not have a funeral plan or perhaps insurance in place. Even if you have been left money in a will this is often not available until after all the legal formalities have been sorted out and this can take some considerable time.
You may be entitled to receive some benefits when you lose a loved one within the family. A great resource for this of course in the direct.gov website where you can check your eligibility and process your claim. Here are a few details of how you may be entitled to claim:
Bereavement Support Payment (monthly payments)
You may be able to get Bereavement Support Payment if your husband, wife or civil partner died on or after 6 April 2017.
You could be eligible if your partner either:
Paid National Insurance contributions for at least 25 weeks.
Died because of an accident at work or a disease caused by work.
When they died you must have been:
Under State Pension age
Living in the UK or a country that pays bereavement benefits.
You can’t claim Bereavement Support Payment if you’re in prison.
Monthly payment depends on the details you submit on the payment calculator: https://www.gov.uk/benefits-calculators