Bereavement Support Payment: Cohabitation

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 8th October 2020.

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Photo of Stella Creasy Stella Creasy Labour/Co-operative, Walthamstow

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent steps she has taken to implement the ruling of the Supreme Court of 30 August 2018, [2018] UKSC 48, on extending bereavement support payments to unmarried couples.

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 Widowed Parent’s Allowance and Bereavement Support Payment to cohabitees with children. We are working on the detail of, and implementation plans for, these changes. We intend to lay the Order before the House in due course.

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