List of Bereavement Service In London

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) runs the Bereavement Service through telephone. This service is used to collect information regarding someone’s death. This Bereavement Service of the Department for Work and Pensions also checks if the surviving civil partner, wife or husband can claim funeral costs or aid with benefits. This service is new to several people therefore not many know much detail about it and how it works. In addition to this several people also do not know how to get in touch with the Bereavement Service. To find these details and more, this article is worth a read.


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    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.

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    Check 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.

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    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

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    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

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