Bereavement Benefits

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 1st October 2020.

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Photo of Jeremy Wright Jeremy Wright Conservative, Kenilworth and Southam

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the proposed Remedial Order to extend the legislation governing widowed parent's allowance and bereavement support payments will be applied retrospectively to non married partners and their children.

Photo of Mims Davies Mims Davies The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

We intend to take forward a Remedial Order to extend eligibility for BSP to cohabitees with children. The detail of the changes will be set out in the Remedial Order. We intend to lay the Order before the House in due course.

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