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At a difficult time, it is important to have an understanding of what financial help you can get. If you are married, or in a civil partnership, and your partner dies, you may be able to get help.

There are a number of benefits you can get if you are on a low income or have dependent children.

Benefits and bereavement

Payments available for widows and widowers including bereavement payment, widowed parent's allowance and bereavement allowance.