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Death Benefit

This is a single payment in the event of a member’s death and it is designed to alleviate family hardship at a time of stress.

The benefit is available as a cheque payment of £600 to next of kin (or by special notice, another named person).

Claims for Death Benefit should be addressed to the Administration Department at Head Office.

All applications must be accompanied by:

  • Death certificate (or photocopy)
  • Deceased member’s contribution card or branch and membership number
  • Proof of kinship by claimant eg. marriage certificate by spouse, or proof of long-standing relationship, or birth certificate by children.

For all Scale A + BF, Scale A, Unemployed and Honorary members.

How to claim:
Contact Head Office with the following information:


  • Name
  • Membership number
  • Branch number
  • Membership category

URTU may require some additional details eg. letter of claim etc. These matters will be dealt with by the Union’s personal contact with the next of kin.

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