Compassionate grants

Compassionate grant lump sum payments don't need to be declared as income. But if you get Accommodation Supplement, Temporary Additional Support or Special Benefit you do need to tell us about it.

What is this?

A compassionate grant can be paid by the government or another organisation, for example if your partner dies.

How it affects your benefit

If you:

  • get Accommodation Supplement, Temporary Additional Support or Special Benefit you do need to tell us about your compassionate grant
  • invest the money you get and earn interest, this will be counted as income and you have to tell us about it.

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