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Bereavement Benefits: Cohabitation

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 81891, tabled on 28 August 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the right for unmarried couples to claim bereavement benefits will extend to people who do not live together but do have a child.

Answered on

3 September 2020

Bereavement Support Payment is intended to help with the immediate costs of bereavement following the premature death of a spouse or civil partner. Whilst we intend to take forward a Remedial Order to extend this benefit to cohabitees with children, we have no plans to extend eligibility any further.

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