Bereavement Support Payment and Widowed Parents Allowance

(asked on 16th September 2021) - View Source

Question to the Department for Work and Pensions:

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the total number of children who experienced the death of a parent between 9 February 2016 and 30 August 2018 whose family unit (1) was not eligible for Widowed Parents Allowance or Bereavement Support Payment, and (2) will remain ineligible for support under the Draft Bereavement Benefits (Remedial) Order 2021.


Answered by
Baroness Stedman-Scott Portrait
Baroness Stedman-Scott
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
This question was answered on 22nd September 2021

No assessment has been made of the total number of children who experience the death of a parent between 9th February 2016 and 30th August 2018 whose family unit (1) was not eligible for Widowed Parents Allowance or Bereavement Support Payment, and (2) will remain ineligible for support under the Draft Bereavement Benefits (Remedial) Order 2021.

As part of the BSP claimant process, the number of dependent children are not captured, and therefore we do not hold the data required.

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Recent Documents related to Bereavement Support Payment and Widowed Parents Allowance

1. Bereavement Benefits: Proposal for implementation of the McLaughlin (2018) and Jackson (2020) judgments
15/07/2021 - Department for Work and Pensions
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Found: Policy paper Bereavement Benefits: Proposal for implementation of the McLaughlin

2. Call for Evidence
17/09/2021 - Inquiry: Proposal for a draft Bereavement Benefits (Remedial) Order 2021 - Human Rights (Joint Committee)
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Found: Evidence Proposal for a draft Bereavement Benefits (Remedial) Order 2021 Terms of reference: Proposal

3. Childhood Bereavement Network
22/05/2019 - Inquiry: Support for the bereaved - Work and Pensions Committee
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Found: evidence - Childhood Bereavement NetworkWritten evidence from the Childhood Bereavement Network (SFB0013)Summary

4. Marie Curie - written evidence
22/05/2019 - Inquiry: Support for the bereaved - Work and Pensions Committee
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Found: our nine hospices and we run an information and support service which helped over 50,000 people last year

5. Widowed and Young - written evidence
22/05/2019 - Inquiry: Support for the bereaved - Work and Pensions Committee
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Found: Written evidence - Widowed and YoungWritten evidence from Widowed and Young (WAY) (SFB0014)WAY is peer

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Recent Speeches related to Bereavement Support Payment and Widowed Parents Allowance

1. Widowed Parent’s Allowance
05/09/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: make a statement on widowed parent’s allowance.Widowed parent’s allowance is paid to families - Speech Link
2: the denial of widowed parent’s allowance to surviving unmarried partners with children is incompatible - Speech Link

2. Widowed Parent’s Allowance
23/01/2019 - Westminster Hall

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

3. Bereavement Support Payment Regulations 2017
21/02/2017 - Grand Committee

1: provide the details of a new benefit, bereavement support payment, which was first introduced as part of - Speech Link

4. Draft Bereavement Support Payment Regulations 2017
27/02/2017 - General Committees

1: the Committee has considered the draft Bereavement Support Payment Regulations 2017.These regulations - Speech Link

5. Widowed Parent’s Allowance
05/09/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: to make a Statement on widowed parent’s allowance. Widowed parent’s allowance is paid to those families - Speech Link

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Recent Questions related to Bereavement Support Payment and Widowed Parents Allowance
1. Bereavement Support Payment and Widowed Parents Allowance
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.

2. Bereavement Support Payment and Widowed Parents Allowance
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.

3. Bereavement Support Payment and Widowed Parents Allowance
asked by: Jeremy Wright
29/09/2020
... whether she plans to apply the proposed remedial order to extend the legislation governing widowed parent's allowance and bereavement support payments retrospectively to non-married partners and their children.

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