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star this property registered interest false more like this
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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less than 2018-03-23T12:21:44.99Zmore 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 remove filter