The loss of a loved one can leave families facing a period of financial hardship but there can be financial support following bereavement .
The State offers death benefits which could make things easier. There are currently three potential benefits available - Bereavement Payment, Bereavement Allowance & Widowed Parents Allowance.
If your spouse or civil partner has died you may be able to eligible for a Bereavement Payment. This is a one-off, tax-free, lump-sum payment of £2,000.
This is available to those