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Bereavement Support Payment: Cohabitation

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN HL11871, tabled on 7 January 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the High Court judgment in R (Jackson and Simpson) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2020] EWHC 183 on 7 February 2020, when they intend to lay the Remedial Order to remove the incompatibilities from the legislation governing Bereavement Support Payment by extending that benefit to cohabitees with children.

Answered on

12 January 2021

We intend to take forward a Remedial Order to extend eligibility for Bereavement Support Payment to cohabitees with children.

We are currently considering the detail and implementation of the policy and will update the House once we have a confirmed laying date.