Bereavement Benefits

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 10th March 2017.

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Photo of Tom Elliott Tom Elliott UUP, Fermanagh and South Tyrone

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to reform bereavement benefits.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

For those whose spouse or civil partner dies on or after 6 April 2017 we are replacing the current suite of bereavement benefits with a single benefit known as Bereavement Support Payment. The Regulations setting out the details of Bereavement Support Payment were debated in the House of Lords on 21 February 2017 and in the House of Commons on 27 February 2017.

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