Bereavement benefits: technical guidance

A guide about bereavement benefits – how they are worked out, the eligibility rules and how to apply.

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A detailed guide to bereavement benefits for advisers and others

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This guide gives detailed information about bereavement benefits and widows’ benefits. It is intended for professional advisers and members of the public who want to know more about these benefits. It explains who qualifies, who can claim, how to claim and how payments are made.

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Published 1 December 2012