Bereavement Benefits

(asked on 12th May 2021) - View Source

Question to the Department for Work and Pensions:

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 28 July 2020 to Question 76930, whether it remains her policy to extend eligibility for (a) widowed parent's allowance and (b) higher rate bereavement support payment to cohabitees with children.


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Guy Opperman Portrait
Guy Opperman
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions)
This question was answered on 17th May 2021

It remains our intention to take forward a Remedial Order that will extend eligibility for Widowed Parent’s Allowance and Bereavement Support Payment to cohabitees with children. We are currently considering the detail and implementation of the draft Remedial Order, which will be laid before the House in due course.

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1: That this House has considered the widowed parent’s allowance.It is a great pleasure to serve - Speech Link

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asked by: Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer
22/09/2021
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asked by: Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer
22/09/2021
... and (2) will remain ineligible for support under the Draft Bereavement Benefits (Remedial) Order 2021.

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