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Bereavement Support Payment

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 3789, tabled on 22 October 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of the (a) 18-month limit for receiving bereavement support payment and (b) three-month limit for claiming bereavement support payment.

Answered on

29 October 2019

We intend to carry out an evaluation of Bereavement Support Payment once sufficient evidence is available for this comparatively new benefit, to enable us to evaluate the policy.