Bereavement Allowance (previously Widow's Pension)

2. What you'll get

You can get Bereavement Allowance for up to 52 weeks from the date your husband, wife or civil partner died. The amount you get depends on:

Your age at your husband, wife or civil partner’s death Maximum weekly rate
45 years old £34.11
46 years old £42.07
47 years old £50.03
48 years old £57.99
49 years old £65.95
50 years old £73.91
51 years old £81.86
52 years old £89.82
53 years old £97.78
54 years old £105.74
55 years old to State Pension age £113.70

The benefit cap limits the amount of benefit that most people aged 16 to 64 can get. Some individual benefits aren’t affected, but it may affect the total amount of benefit you get.