If you receive Widowed Parent's Allowance (received by men and women widowed on or after 9th April 2001), Widowed Mother's Allowance (received by women widowed before 9th April 2001), widow's pension (received by women widowed before 9th April 2001) or Bereavement Allowance (received by spouses widowed on or after 9th April 2001 and for civil partners bereaved on or after 5th December, 2005) special rules apply when benefits are calculated.
You should enter the full amount you get in income from these sources. However, when calculating your entitlement to benefits the government disregards (ignores) the first £10 a week that you receive from these sources. We will automatically work out this disregard.
If you receive another benefit from the Department for Work and Pensions please make sure that you only enter the amount you receive from Widowed Parent's Allowance, Widowed Mother's Allowance, widow's pension or Bereavement Allowance in answer to this question. Income you get from other benefits is collected elsewhere in the calculator.
To see more information on the current bereavement benefits please use the links below:
Widowed Parents Allowance
For Northern Ireland please use the NIdirect website