They say you learn something every day!
It was brought to my attention yesterday that a £2000 one-off, lump-sum, tax-free payment may be available if your husband, wife or civil partner has died, and you are under state pension age, or your partner was not entitled to Category A state retirement benefit when he or she died.
This is called the Bereavement Payment, and only has a few criteria attached to it.
Full details can be found by following this link
A big thank you to the client who told me about this. In many years of arranging funerals, I have not heard about this before. I shall certainly make sure that any future client who may be entitled to this is told about it.
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