Surrey Registration Service Bereavement Guide

Help and support for you

When someone in your family dies, as well as distress, it can cause money problems. This may only be for a short time, while you wait for their estate to be distributed, or you may need long-term help. There are many types of assistance available, which depend entirely on your individual circumstances and will be subject to assessment prior to confirmation. These include: • Bereavement benefits (Bereavement payment, Widowed Parent’s Allowance, Bereavement Allowance) • Increased State Pension Payments • Univeral Credit • Tax Credits • Housing Benefit • Council Tax Benefit • Personal Independent Payment (PIP) • Carers Allowance • Age-related payments such as Winter Fuel Payment and Attendance Allowance • Social Fund payments • Support for dental treatment, prescription charges, eyesight tests and other NHS costs

To find out if you are entitled to any of these payments and for further information, please contact your local Jobcentre Plus office or Citizens Advice office. Detailed information can also be found in the benefits section of the www.gov.uk website. The Pensions Advisory Service 0800 011 3797 The National Careline 0800 0699 784 State Pension Tele-claims – 0800 731 7898 Age UK Surrey – 01483 503 414

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