It will not bring our loved ones back but just to let you know you can claim for bereavment payment . My husband was below pension age. I actually see it on here , otherwise I wouldn’t of known about it .
I sent the form off last week from the government website and the money was in my bank account this morning.
I failed to get this because we were both too old, being old age pensioners. Instead I got some rubbish about inheriting a pension, which is a lot of nonsense for spending 50 years of my life working. My husband worked for 55 years, aged 15 to 71. **********
I have found this too. On Mark’s death certificate I was not able to be recorded as his partner under the relationship heading, just “cause to be cremated”. Talk about kicking someone when they’re down. Every corner you turn, nobody wants to talk to you unless you are a “blood” relative. I find it insulting: I was the person who cared for him when he was ill and who desperately tried to save him as he was dying yet in the eyes of the law I don’t count. I’m also not able to claim a penny of his state pension as we were not married., or any bereavement payment. The law needs changing.
I got the payment as I am married. But agree law needs changing. If you were trying to claim Universal Credit then regardless of your marital status your (household) income would be taken into account.
Indeed - I was with my partner for 45 years and am not recognised in law as his partner - so his death certificate says he was single. What I am glad about is that we arranged wills and powers of attorney when he was diagnosed with bowel cancer - and this made things just a bit easier before and after he died.
It does seem most unfair that you are penalised financially for having a partner when it comes to benefits etc - yet you get no support at all from the state when your partner dies. At least his private pension scheme recognised me as the beneficiary for that - although this was because we had set this up years ago - it wasn’t an automatic thing.