By Gerard Davis
The Bereavement payment is a tax free lump sum one off payment of £2,000 which could be payable to your spouse or civil partner in the event of your death.
The surviving spouse or civil partner needs to make an application for this benefit. It is not automatically paid and they must also meet the requirements to qualify for this payment.
The qualification is based upon NI contributions.
We can advise on how you can make the application for this benefit or alternatively you can visit the Pensions Advisory Service website :
To access the pack containing more information and the bereavement benefits claim form you can visit: