There are bereavement benefits available to the partner of the deceased, they are;
- A one off payment of up to £2,000
- A weekly allowance for one year
To apply for Bereavement Benefit Support, you will need to fill in a BB1 form available from the government website.
All support is subject to meeting specific criteria, please call for more information.
The loss of a loved one can be a huge strain, for some this strain is made harder if your finances are linked, you may have to apply for probate of your loved ones estate and this could incur inheritance tax, have an impact on pensions or other benefits you may be in receipt of.
With this in mind is is crucial that you seek the correct advice, your local Department of Social Security will be able to help and assist you with any benefit or pension related queries, it may be appropriate to seek legal advice as soon as you feel you are able to, free legal advise can be found at The Citizens Advice Bureau or it may be appropriate to engage with a legal professional such as your solicitor.
Ongoing care from Jennifer Ashe & Son
With Jennifer Ashe & Son the care and support we offer you doesn’t finish at the end of the Funeral or when you’ve settled your account with us.
You have honoured us by entrusting your loved one into the care of our family, for us this makes you more than clients, this makes you friends.
Our doors are always open for you, our kettle is always on and our ears are always open, if you need us we are here for you, call in for a chat and a cup of tea for as long as you need, as often as you need.