Bereavement Support Payment

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How to claim

You can apply for Bereavement Support Payment online, by telephone or by post.

To apply, you’ll need:

  • your National Insurance number
  • your bank or building society account details
  • the date your partner died
  • your partner’s National Insurance number

Apply online

This is a trial service and it will only allow a limited number of daily applications.

If you’re in Northern Ireland you can apply using the online service. There is a different process to apply by phone or post.

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Apply by phone

Bereavement Service helpline
Telephone: 0800 151 2012
Welsh language: 0800 731 0453

Textphone: 0800 731 0464
Welsh language: 0800 731 0456

Relay UK (if you cannot hear or speak on the phone): 18001 then 0800 151 2012

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Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
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Apply by post

To get a claim form, you can either:

Send it to the address on the form.

If you’re abroad

Call the International Pension Centre to apply.

International Pension Centre
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 206 9390
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
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