UK Pension Service - Life Certificate

Deerculler

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My Govt. people in New Zealand send the life certificate by email and I return by email. Also send by post too.
 

Prakhonchai Nick

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My former employer allows email return of the life certificate but UK pension Service usually require hard copies. However in these Covid times, many organisations are accepting scanned copies of important documents
 

Yorky

Fullritis Member
My former employer allows email return of the life certificate but UK pension Service usually require hard copies. However in these Covid times, many organisations are accepting scanned copies of important documents

One has to wonder how naive these folks are. A faxed copy is the same as an emailed copy and if someone has the technical/artistic ability, either could be easily mistaken for an original. Or the other way around.
 

nomad97

Tyrannosaurus Rex
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What is the current Bereavement benefit?

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There is no longer a bereavement benefit if non-resident in the UK.

Bereavement Support Payment
Contents
  1. Eligibility
  2. What you'll get
  3. How to claim
Eligibility

You may be able to get Bereavement Support Payment (BSP) if your husband, wife or civil partner died in the last 21 months.

You must claim within 3 months of your partner’s death to get the full amount. You can claim up to 21 months after their death but you’ll get fewer monthly payments.

Bereavement Support Payment has replaced Bereavement Allowance (previously Widow’s Pension), Bereavement Payment, and Widowed Parent’s Allowance.

You could be eligible if your partner either:

When they died you must have been:

You cannot claim BSP if you’re in prison.

If your partner died more than 21 months ago

You may still be able to claim BSP if your husband, wife or civil partner’s cause of death was confirmed more than 21 months after the death. Call the Bereavement Service helpline.

If your husband, wife or civil partner died before 6 April 2017, you may be able to get Widowed Parent’s Allowance instead.

https://www.gov.uk/bereavement-support-payment
 

Prakhonchai Nick

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There is no longer a bereavement benefit if non-resident in the UK.

Bereavement Support Payment
Contents
  1. Eligibility
  2. What you'll get
  3. How to claim
Eligibility

You may be able to get Bereavement Support Payment (BSP) if your husband, wife or civil partner died in the last 21 months.

You must claim within 3 months of your partner’s death to get the full amount. You can claim up to 21 months after their death but you’ll get fewer monthly payments.

Bereavement Support Payment has replaced Bereavement Allowance (previously Widow’s Pension), Bereavement Payment, and Widowed Parent’s Allowance.

You could be eligible if your partner either:

When they died you must have been:

You cannot claim BSP if you’re in prison.

If your partner died more than 21 months ago

You may still be able to claim BSP if your husband, wife or civil partner’s cause of death was confirmed more than 21 months after the death. Call the Bereavement Service helpline.

If your husband, wife or civil partner died before 6 April 2017, you may be able to get Widowed Parent’s Allowance instead.

https://www.gov.uk/bereavement-support-payment
Those widows here in Thailand, that were receiving bereavement benefits, before the rule change, will continue to receive them in accordance with details provided to them. In essence that is only "widowed parents allowance" that is payable where there is a child (regardless of whether the British husband was the father), and is payable whilst the child remains at school . Allowance stops when secondary school finishes, It is not paid when the child goes to college or university.
 
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