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Claiming benefits if you live, move or travel abroad

8. Bereavement benefits

If you’re already getting a bereavement benefit when you move abroad, you’ll still get it - it doesn’t matter where you move to.

You may be able to make a new claim if you live in certain countries outside the UK.

European Economic Area (EEA) countries

If you live in an EEA country, Switzerland or Gibraltar, and you’re eligible, you may be able to claim the following:

Countries outside the EEA

You may also be able to claim bereavement benefits in some countries outside the EEA.

Bereavement Support Payment:

  • Barbados
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Channel Islands
  • Israel
  • Jamaica
  • Kosovo
  • Macedonia
  • Montenegro
  • New Zealand
  • the Philippines
  • Serbia
  • Turkey
  • USA

Bereavement Allowance, Bereavement Payment and Widowed Parent’s Allowance:

  • Barbados
  • Bermuda
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Canada
  • Channel Islands
  • Israel
  • Jamaica
  • Kosovo
  • Macedonia
  • Mauritius
  • Montenegro
  • New Zealand
  • the Philippines
  • Serbia
  • Turkey
  • USA

The rate and eligibility criteria may vary between countries.

Help and advice on bereavement benefits