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How to claim bereavement benefits

You don’t claim for each benefit separately. To start your claim you can:

Contact the DWP Bereavement Service. They will do a quick check of what benefits you may be able to get, and take your claim over the phone.

Phone 0345 606 0265 (0345 606 0275 if you speak Welsh and live in Wales) then:

  • Select the option ‘if you are calling to tell us about someone who has died, or check what help may be available following a bereavement’.
  • Download claim form ‘BB1’ yourself at www.gov.uk/bereavement-allowance/how-to-claim
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