Bereavement support payments now available for unmarried parents living together. The deadline is looming.
Losing a loved one is one of the hardest, most life-changing events that anyone can face. If that loved one was your partner and you were unmarried, then you were not previously entitled to any financial help from the state.
However, a case heard by the Supreme Court has changed this. Now, if you are a parent claiming child benefit, then you can put in a claim to the Government for Bereavement Support Payments, which are backdated to August 2018. The Martin Lewis programme aired in December 2023, highlighting the fact that many people are unaware that they can submit a claim and potentially receive a payment. However, swift action should be taken as the deadline for claims is 8th February 2024.
To see if you are eligible, contact the bereavement payment claims online. The number can be found, alongside much more information, in this article from Martin Lewis himself. It costs nothing to make the claim, but you could potentially receive backdated payments that could be thousands of pounds.
It is always worth considering your situation as an unmarried couple, and here at Tinsdills we can help. If you feel you need advice, then please do not hesitate to contact us by calling 01782 983943.