Bereavement support payments
The death of a partner is an extremely difficult and life changing experience and can become even harder if you are suddenly having to live on a lower or reduced income. To help with this change you may be able to apply for Bereavement support payments, but this will depend on your relationship with the person who died and whether you were married or in a civil partnership or living with your partner.
The Money Advice Service provides helpful information about what bereavement support payments are, how to claim and if this payment will affect other benefits. Detailed information can be found on the claiming bereavement support payment and other benefits on the Money Advice Service website.
The Government website also provides information on Bereavement support payments including eligibility, what you will get and how to claim.