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Children: Terminal Illnesses

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 139597, tabled on 30 April 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of people currently not in work following the death of a child for whom they were a long-term carer.

Answered on

8 May 2018

Although no statistics are kept on claims from former long-term carers of now deceased children, the benefit system does support people in such circumstances.