Bereavement Benefits

Old Oct 10th 2023, 8:44 am
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If an expat pre-deceases his partner, can she claim for UK Bereavement Benefits as a Filipina here in the Philippines? Thanks.

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You need to look here to see if you qualify:

https://www.gov.uk/bereavement-support-payment/eligibility
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Well it depends on what status you and your partner have and have you notified DWP?
In my case my wife will receive Bereavement Benefits amounting to a lump some and a monthly payment for 18 months. This may well change at sometime in the future.
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"If you’re already getting a bereavement benefit when you move abroad, you’ll still get it - it does not matter where you move to.

You may be able to make a new claim if you live in certain countries outside the UK."

The Philippines is covered by the reciprocal agreement but does it imply that you can claim abroad as a British citizen who has moved to the Philippines. My wife would be covered by this but only until she received her UK state pension.



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Originally Posted by calman014
You need to look here to see if you qualify:

https://www.gov.uk/bereavement-support-payment/eligibility
Thanks for that. Yes I have already checked that and amongst the eligibility criteria, it states:

Must be pregnant or:
Receiving Child Benefit or:
Eligible for Child Benefit

So unless I am reading that incorrectly, she would not be eligible. Although I fail to see what that additional criteria has anything to do with Bereavement Benefits.

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Well it depends on what status you and your partner have and have you notified DWP?
In my case my wife will receive Bereavement Benefits amounting to a lump some and a monthly payment for 18 months. This may well change at sometime in the future.

Thanks for that!

The last time I contacted DWP on this subject about 5 years ago, the reply I received just told me what the benefits were and that the Philippines was part of the reciprocal agreement.

Furthermore, nothing was stated about eligibility etc except that approval would depend on eligibility. Certainly they didn't seem to want to know who my N of K was at that time.

Perhaps the process has changed since then.

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