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star this property date less than 2018-03-16more like thismore than 2018-03-16
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Widowed Parents Allowance remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the changes made to the Widowed Parent's Allowance on the long-term financial security of widowed spouses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lincoln more like this
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Karen Lee more like this
unstar this property uin 133048 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-23more like thismore than 2018-03-23
star this property answer text <p>Current recipients of Widowed Parent’s Allowance will continue to receive that benefit for the natural lifetime of their award. There will be no change in payments of Widowed Parent’s Allowance to these claimants.</p><p> </p><p>Bereavement Support Payment (BSP) replaced Widowed Parent’s Allowance for those whose spouse or civil partner died on or after 6 April 2017.</p><p> </p><p>BSP is designed to provide targeted support to help with the immediate costs of bereavement without affecting access to financial help towards everyday living costs.</p><p>It is for this reason that BSP is paid in addition to income related benefits, is not taxable and is not taken into account when calculating income for the benefit cap. These measures protect the financial security of the least well off families and ensure that they are not disadvantaged by the reform.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-03-23T12:21:44.99Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Lee more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-03more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Widowed Parents Allowance remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effects on divorced partners of their exclusion from widowed parents' allowance; and what consultation his Department has undertaken on the potential financial effect on children of that policy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Southport more like this
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John Pugh more like this
unstar this property uin 907922 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
star this property answer text <p /> <p>This is a long-standing position in bereavement benefits. It will continue under the new Bereavement Support Payment, the provisions of which were debated by this House during the passage of the Pensions Act 2014.</p><p> </p><p>Those who are divorced have access to income-related benefits in the same way as other lone parents .</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2015-03-09T17:19:44.97Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-09T17:19:44.97Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for John Pugh more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-09more like thismore than 2017-03-09
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Widowed Parents Allowance remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which charities and voluntary sector organisations were consulted on proposed changes to the Widowed Parents' Allowance; and what the results of that consultation were. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walthamstow more like this
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Stella Creasy more like this
unstar this property uin 67355 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-14more like thismore than 2017-03-14
star this property answer text <p>The Government published a consultation document in December 2011 entitled <em>Bereavement Benefit for the 21<sup>st</sup> Century (link below) </em>which sought views on proposals to reform the current system (link below).</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/220372/bereavement-benefit.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/220372/bereavement-benefit.pdf</a>.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>We received 50 responses from a variety of organisations including charities and the voluntary sector, and these were summarised in the Government Response published in July 2012 (link below). The organisations that responded are listed in that report.</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/181257/bereavement-benefit-consultation-response.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/181257/bereavement-benefit-consultation-response.pdf</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2017-03-14T15:10:49.607Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-14T15:10:49.607Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stella Creasy more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Widowed Parents Allowance remove filter
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many widowed parents and bereaved cohabiting parents will be financially worse off as a result of the planned changes to the widowed parent's allowance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Renfrewshire more like this
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Kirsten Oswald more like this
unstar this property uin 44076 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-12more like thismore than 2016-09-12
star this property answer text <p>The new Bereavement Support Payment will be introduced from April 2017 for new claimants only. Existing claimants of Widowed Parent's Allowance and Bereavement Allowance will remain on those benefits for the lifetime of their awards, so there will be no impact on them or their families.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T10:19:49.03Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T10:19:49.03Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Kirsten Oswald more like this