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Bereavement Support Payment

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 170705, tabled on 5 September 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support his Department provides for unmarried bereaved parents and their children who are ineligible for bereavement support payments.

Answered on

10 September 2018

People not entitled to Bereavement Support Payment may be entitled to income-related benefits which provide longer term assistance with everyday living costs. Those in receipt of a means-tested benefit or tax credits may qualify for a Funeral Expenses Payment if they are responsible for arranging a funeral. Families with dependent children can also receive benefits for their children such as Child Benefit.

Information about all benefits can be found on the GOV.UK website. Jobcentre Plus staff are best placed to discuss individual circumstances and help claim any benefits. They may also be able to point people in the direction of other organisations that could be of assistance, such as Citizens Advice who can offer independent financial advice.

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