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    • FinanciallyPerplexed
    • By FinanciallyPerplexed 14th Mar 18, 12:04 AM
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    Bereavement Support Payment and ESA
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    • 14th Mar 18, 12:04 AM
    Bereavement Support Payment and ESA 14th Mar 18 at 12:04 AM
    I currently receive ESA (Contributions based). I'm about to claim Bereavement Support Payment following the death of my wife.

    Can anyone tell me if/how Bereavement Support Payment will affect my entitlement to ESA?

    Thanks.
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    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 14th Mar 18, 6:33 AM
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    Sorry for your loss.

    As stated here, it's ignored for income when working out entitlement to other benefits. See this link.
    https://www.turn2us.org.uk/Benefit-guides/Bereavement-Support-Payment/How-much-Bereavement-Support-Payment-will-I-get
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    • By FinanciallyPerplexed 14th Mar 18, 12:54 PM
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    Many thanks.

    My confusion was caused by this https://www.gov.uk/bereavement-payment/further-information - although I note that it says 'can' not 'will'.

    It would certainly be counterintuitive if only those in receipt of benefits had their incomes diminished.
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