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Bereavement Support Payment: how to understand the statistics

Guidelines on the interpretation of the official experimental Bereavement Support Payment statistics.

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The Bereavement Support Payment (BSP) statistics show how many claims have been received by the Department for Work and Pensions each month and how many people are receiving BSP at the end of each month.

This guidance includes information on the purpose, limitation and source of the statistics.

Published 15 May 2018
Last updated 14 August 2018 + show all updates
  1. Revised to support the latest release of Bereavement Support Payment statistics (data to March 2018).
  2. First published.