Welsh Government announces new payment for bereaved parents

Thursday 1 April 2021

The Welsh Government has announced a new £500 payment for bereaved parents to be introduced from April 2021.

Under this new scheme, families in Wales who register the death of a child under the age of 18 will receive £500 as a contribution towards their child’s funeral costs.

Parents will not need to make a claim for this benefit. Instead, it will be offered by the Registrar at the point when the death is registered.

For more information, see £500 support for bereaved parents in Wales from gov.wales.