Bereavement Allowance

From 20 March 2020, this allowance will no longer be available.

It was a short term payment for when a partner died.

If you got Bereavement Allowance before 20 March 2020, we’ll still pay up to the end of your bereavement period. This is up to 14 weeks after your partner's death.

If you’re pregnant when your partner dies, we’ll continue pay you for the length of your pregnancy. This is only if you got Bereavement Allowance before 20 March 2020.

If your partner has recently died, we have other bereavement assistance available.

Page last updated: 20 March 2020