The Bereavement Award Payout Has Increased as of May 2020

It’s taken a while, but the bereavement award has finally seen an increase to its payout amount…

As of 1st May 2020, the sum awarded for bereavement damages in England and Wales has been increased from £12,980 to £15,120. It is the first increase in the award that the government has introduced for seven years. The increase only applies to deaths that have happened after May 1st. Any successful cases involving deaths before this date will only pay the previous value of £12,980.

The bereavement award is an essential form of compensation for families of the deceased. However, we have long campaigned against the injustice of the award in its current state. We believe that the award remains a low sum that doesn’t fully take into account how the death occurred and the devastation that it leaves behind. The award is also very restrictive in who can claim eligibility.

If you would like advice and support with the bereavement award, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are experienced solicitors in this field and a friendly member of our team will be happy to help you out.

Posted: July 23, 2020 at 4:42 pm