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Bereavement Allowance

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 14th June 2005.

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Photo of David Laws David Laws Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) widows and (b) widowers have received the lump sum bereavement benefit of £2,000 within the last 12 months.

Photo of James Plaskitt James Plaskitt Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions

The information is in the following table.

Number of successful claims for bereavement payment in the last 12 months, by gender.
Total successful claims Total successful claims; female Total successful claims; male
April 2005 2,983 1,838 1,145
March 2005 2,891 1,772 1,119
February 2005 2,862 1,805 1,057
January 2005 3,420 2,203 1,217
December 2004 2,445 1,567 878
November 2004 2,786 1,746 1,040
October 2004 2,853 1,848 1,005
September 2004 2,604 1,721 883
August 2004 2,397 1,512 885
July 2004 2,476 1,601 875
June 2004 2,749 1,770 979
May 2004 2,635 1,636 999

Source:

Management Information Systems Programme 04 (MISP 04)

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