How to claim bereavement benefits

Claim any of the bereavement benefits on form BBI. You can get the form from your local Jobcentre Plus office. You must give your NI number and proof of who you are e.g. a driving licence.

You may also have to go to an interview as part of your claim. You must claim a Bereavement Payment within a year of your husband, wife or civil partner's death. Widowed Parent's Allowance should be claimed within 3 months of the death so you don't lose money.