3.4.9 BVA - qualification & payability

Note: BVA closed to new entrants on 20 March 2020. Those receiving BVA before 20 March 2020 may continue to receive the payment until the end of their bereavement period, as long as they remain eligible. From 20 March 2020, BVA recipients who require income support at the end of their bereavement period can claim JSP or another income support payment.


This section explains the qualification and payability provisions for BVA.

Policy reference: SS Guide Bereavement allowance (BVA) - description

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Last reviewed: 20 March 2020