City Hospice supports Talk Money Week, a campaign set up to encourage people to be more open about talking about money and getting advice from experts.
During #TalkMoneyWeek, our Welfare Rights team shined a light on the service they provide to our patients and their families. Getting us to start money conversations in the workplace, with family friends and the wider community.
Here at City Hospice we’re breaking the stigma about talking about money and financial worries. We encourage our patients and families to seek information about maximising income with benefit entitlements, and grants and accessing money budgeting tools.
As the week draws to a close, the team wanted to highlight the importance of considering any entitlement to Bereavement Benefit due to the change of law to include entitlement to unmarried couples with children.
Bereaved parents who have lost their partner between 9th April 2001 and 8th February 2023 maybe eligible for backdated payments of Bereavement Support Payment which is currently a one off payment of £3500 and £350 a month for an 18 month period. OR £139.10 a week under Widows Parents Allowance if a loved one passed away before 2017. This is paid until the child/children reach 18 years of age.
Check your eligibility by contacting the Department of Work and Pension here.