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Bereavement benefits

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This section describes the financial support which may be available to you if your husband or wife passes away.

We have provided relevant information on this page for your use and we understand that for most people dealing with bereavement it will be an extremely difficult and emotional time. If you want to discuss your situation or you have any questions, please phone the team or call in to Social Security.

Whether you are a woman or a man, you will be able to receive these benefits providing your husband or wife was registered with Social Security for social insurance contributions while they were alive.

  • Bereavement

    • If you are widowed, you may be able to receive a:
      • Bereavement payment - a single lump sum payment; and either
      • Bereavement allowance - a weekly allowance payable for up to one year following bereavement or
      • Widowed parent's allowance - a weekly allowance payable if you have a child for whom you are receiving Family Allowance for.
    • The amount payable is based on the number of social insurance contributions of the person who has died. Payment will be made directly into your bank account.
    • The current rates are set out in the Benefit Payment and Contribution Rates leaflet (Leaflet 50), which is provided in the downloads section.
    • You should make your claim within 3 months of the date of death.  If you do not claim within 3 months it becomes more difficult for payment to be arranged and you may loose benefit.
    • If you are under 65 and your husband or wife died locally, a claim form (form BW1) will be sent to you in the post. If your husband or wife died while they were away from the Island or for some reason you don't receive the form within a few weeks you should phone the Pensions and Allowances helpline on 732506.
    • If you are over 65, you do not need to make a claim. You or someone on your behalf should call the Pensions and Allowances helpline on 732506 to explain that your husband or wife has died. Your claim will then be worked out automatically and if any benefit is due, we will write to you.
    • Further information can be found in the Guide to Bereavement Benefits leaflet (Leaflet 13).
  • Death Grant

    • The Death Grant is a single lump sum payment to help with funeral expenses. The grant can be paid on the death of a person who was registered Social Security.
    • The amount payable is based on the number of Social Insurance contributions of the person who has died.  The current rates are set out in the Benefit Payment and Contribution Rates leaflet (Leaflet 50), which is provided in the downloads section.
    • To make a claim, you should fill in a claim form (BD1) which is available from the office by phoning the Pensions & Allowances helpline on 732506.
    • The grant is normally paid directly to the funeral home who will deduct the amount from the final invoice.  If the funeral expenses have already been paid the grant will be paid to the person who has made the claim.
    • Further information can be found in the Death Grant leaflet (Leaflet 49).

 

Downloads

Guide to Bereavement Benefits - Leaflet 13 Death Grant - Leaflet 49 Benefit Payment & Contribution Rates - Leaflet 50

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