Aegon publishes State death benefits guide


Aegon has published a guide to State bereavement payments that will be issued with all death claim packs.

COVER reported the move earlier this month and the provider has now finalised its approach to help policyholders understand the financial support available from the State. The insurer believes that grieving families could be missing out on thousands of pounds of non means-tested State payments simply because they don't know they are entitled to them. However, as COVER revealed last week, a report produced for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) recommended the currently available benefits should be changed. It suggested that "more of this support should be focused on the sho...

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