From 6 April 2017 Bereavement Support Payment (BSP) will replace the three current existing Bereavement Benefits.
Bereavement Support Payment (BSP) will replace the current Bereavement Payment, Bereavement Allowance and Widowed Parents Allowance.
BSP can be claimed if someone’s husband, wife or civil partner dies on or after 6th April 2017. Deaths prior to this date will fall under the current Bereavement Benefit process. Current live cases will continue to be paid under the entitlement rules.
BSP entitlement extends eligibility to claimants under 45 years old, however it is not payable to anyone of State Pension Age and above.
For advice and information please contact your local Citizens Advice Bureau.