Do you know what bereavement benefits are available?

August 29, 2014   //   No Comments

With the increase in funeral poverty, SAIF has received several enquiries from the general public about what help is available from the government.

In responses to these calls, SAIF has produced a leaflet entitled Bereavement Benefits to outline the various government benefits available:

  • Bereavement payment
  • Bereavement allowance
  • Widowed parent’s allowance.

There are also other benefits such as the War Widow’s or Widower’s Pension and the Budgeting Loan, which may be of use.  These payments and allowances will depend on the age of the person applying and the number of dependent children they have.  Full details may be found in the leaflet, which also gives links to the relevant parts of the government’s website.