Discover the best way to claim bereavement benefits and get in touch with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) by calling the Bereavement Service helpline. To ensure a smooth process, we recommend submitting a written request to the DWP as well.

Claiming Bereavement Benefits

When dealing with the loss of a loved one, it's important to understand the various benefits available to you. The Bereavement Benefits telephone number is 0800 731 0139. By reaching out to this helpline, you can receive guidance and support in navigating the claims process.

If you prefer text communication, the Bereavement Benefits textphone number is 0800 169 0314. This option ensures accessibility for individuals with hearing impairments or speech difficulties.

For those who require the use of the NGT text relay service, dial 18001 followed by 0800 731 0139. This service facilitates communication for individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech impairment.

If you prefer to communicate in Welsh, the Bereavement Benefits Welsh language phone number is 0800 731 0453. The DWP aims to provide assistance in multiple languages to ensure inclusivity and support for all.

Contacting the DWP

The Bereavement Benefits helpline is available Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. It is advisable to contact them during these hours to receive prompt assistance and avoid potential delays.

Remember, contacting the DWP helpline is just one aspect of the claims process. It's also crucial to submit a written request to the DWP. This ensures that your claim is documented and can be processed efficiently. Be sure to include all necessary details and any supporting documentation to avoid any unnecessary delays.

Dealing with bereavement is never easy, but knowing how to access the support you need can alleviate some of the stress during this challenging time. By reaching out to the Bereavement Benefits helpline and following the necessary steps, you can ensure that you receive the assistance you deserve.

The Bereavement Benefits telephone number is 0800 731 0139.

The Bereavement Benefits textphone number is 0800 169 0314.

The Bereavement Benefits NGT text relay number is 18001 then 0800 731 0139.

The Bereavement Benefits Welsh language phone number is 0800 731 0453.

The Bereavement Benefits phone number is also available Monday to Friday between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm.

Jobcentre Opening & Closing Times

DWP Jobcentre Plus is normally open from

  • Jobcentre opening hours are from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday till Friday
  • Crisis Loan telephone lines are open from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm. Monday till Friday
  • Contact Centres are open from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm. Monday till Friday

These are the normal Jobcentre opening hours for most DWP jobcentres in the UK.

If You need to cancel or change an appointment at your local DWP Jobcentre Plus Office you may only contact them during normal business hours.