What is Bereavement Service?
Bereavement Service is a name of a telephone service that allows you to:
- Inform different government divisions about a death with just one phone call.
- Determine if you are entitled for benefits in case your civil partner, wife or husband has passed away.
- Bring a benefit claim for a person's family after his or her death.
- Claim for assistance with the funeral expenses, usually called as Funeral Payment or file a claim to get bereavement benefits.
Another benefit of the Bereavement Service is that it can also check one’s benefits, which he or she may be entitled for. If necessary, this service can take a person’s claim for Funeral Payments or bereavement benefits over telephone. The Bereavement benefits comprises of the following reimbursement:
- Bereavement Allowance
- Bereavement Payment
- Widowed Parent's Allowance
There is no need to submit a copy of the certificate of registration of death (form BD8) to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Instead, it should be kept safe in case somebody requires it in the future.
Report a Death:
In case if a person has informed about a death to the local authorities that run a service to facilitate people in informing the government about a person's death, then there is no need to call the Bereavement Service as this information has already reached the services and departments that needed to be told.
- Tell the government about a death
Contact Bereavement Service of DWP:
Use the following phone numbers to get in touch with the Bereavement Service at DWP from Monday to Friday between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm.
Contact (English): +44 84 5606 0265
Contact (Welsh): +44 84 5606 0275
Those who have any hearing or speech difficulty can use the following text-phone service from 8:00 am till 8:00 pm between Monday and Friday.
Contact (English): +44 84 5606 0285
Contact (Welsh): +44 84 5606 0295