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star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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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 Bereavement Benefits remove filter
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many families which children in full-time education, with a deceased parent, received bereavement benefit payments in the tax years (1) 2016–17, and (2) 2017–18. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL11307 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL11306 more like this
HL11308 more like this
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less than 2018-11-14T17:26:29.33Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T17:26:29.33Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
1002467
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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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 Bereavement Benefits remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many families with children in full-time education, with a deceased parent, they estimate will receive bereavement benefit payments in the tax years (1) 2018–19, (2) 2019–20, (3) 2020–21, and (4) 2021–22. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL11308 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL11306 more like this
HL11307 more like this
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less than 2018-11-14T17:26:29.36Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-14T17:26:29.36Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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4533
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
1064176
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star this property date less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
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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 Bereavement Benefits remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many families with children were receiving Bereavement Benefit or Bereavement Support Payments in (1) 2015–16, (2) 2016–17, and (3) 2017–18; and how many such families are estimated to receive payments in (a) 2018–19, and (b) 2019–20. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL13823 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
star this property answer text <p>The latest available information is given below.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Widowed Parents Allowance recipients with dependants by Quarter, Feb 15 to Aug 18</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td><p>WPA with dependants</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Feb-15</strong></p></td><td><p>44,949</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p><strong>May-15</strong></p></td><td><p>45,589</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Aug-15</strong></p></td><td><p>43,667</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Nov-15</strong></p></td><td><p>43,206</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Feb-16</strong></p></td><td><p>44,350</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p><strong>May-16</strong></p></td><td><p>45,411</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Aug-16</strong></p></td><td><p>44,767</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Nov-16</strong></p></td><td><p>42,554</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Feb-17</strong></p></td><td><p>43,884</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p><strong>May-17</strong></p></td><td><p>44,138</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Aug-17</strong></p></td><td><p>39,164</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Nov-17</strong></p></td><td><p>38,751</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Feb-18</strong></p></td><td><p>38,158</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Aug-18</strong></p></td><td><p>34,254</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Source:</strong> Department for Work and Pensions</p><p> </p><p><strong>Notes: </strong></p><ol><li>Statistical disclosure control has been applied to this table to avoid the release of confidential data. Totals may not sum due to the disclosure control applied.</li><li><strong>Widowed Parents Allowance</strong>: Weekly benefit payable to widowed parents. A widow/widower may be entitled to this if his/her late spouse/civil partner had paid enough NIC and the widow/widower is receiving Child Benefit or can be treated as entitled to Child Benefit,or the late spouse/civil partner was receiving child benefit, or expecting her husband's/civil partner's baby (pregnant from fertility treatment).</li></ol><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Bereavement Support Payment claims in payment by rate of BSP and month, April 2017 to September 2018</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>Rate of BSP</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p>Standard Rate</p></td><td><p>Higher Rate</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Apr-17</strong></p></td><td><p>2,240</p></td><td><p>1,880</p></td><td><p>360</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>May-17</strong></p></td><td><p>5,120</p></td><td><p>4,210</p></td><td><p>910</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Jun-17</strong></p></td><td><p>7,850</p></td><td><p>6,470</p></td><td><p>1,390</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Jul-17</strong></p></td><td><p>10,700</p></td><td><p>8,800</p></td><td><p>1,910</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Aug-17</strong></p></td><td><p>13,500</p></td><td><p>11,120</p></td><td><p>2,370</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Sep-17</strong></p></td><td><p>16,270</p></td><td><p>13,430</p></td><td><p>2,840</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Oct-17</strong></p></td><td><p>19,270</p></td><td><p>15,940</p></td><td><p>3,330</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Nov-17</strong></p></td><td><p>22,250</p></td><td><p>18,450</p></td><td><p>3,800</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Dec-17</strong></p></td><td><p>25,440</p></td><td><p>21,160</p></td><td><p>4,280</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Jan-18</strong></p></td><td><p>28,870</p></td><td><p>24,000</p></td><td><p>4,870</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Feb-18</strong></p></td><td><p>31,860</p></td><td><p>26,520</p></td><td><p>5,340</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Mar-18</strong></p></td><td><p>34,970</p></td><td><p>29,120</p></td><td><p>5,850</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Apr-18</strong></p></td><td><p>37,940</p></td><td><p>31,650</p></td><td><p>6,380</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>May-18</strong></p></td><td><p>40,960</p></td><td><p>34,030</p></td><td><p>6,930</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Jun-18</strong></p></td><td><p>43,860</p></td><td><p>36,410</p></td><td><p>7,450</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Jul-18</strong></p></td><td><p>46,870</p></td><td><p>38,900</p></td><td><p>7,970</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Aug-18</strong></p></td><td><p>49,870</p></td><td><p>41,390</p></td><td><p>8,480</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Sep-18</strong></p></td><td><p>52,730</p></td><td><p>43,740</p></td><td><p>8,990</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong>Source:</strong> Clerical administrative data</p><p> </p><p><strong>Notes:</strong></p><p> </p><ol><li><strong>Rate of BSP:</strong> There are two rates at which BSP can be paid: higher or standard. Claimants who are entitled to Child Benefit or who were pregnant when their husband, wife or civil partner died will get the higher rate. All other claimants will get the standard rate.</li><li><strong>Month:</strong> These figures represent the situation at a specific point in time, which is on the last day of the reporting month. Monthly claims in payment figures include backdated payments.</li></ol><p> </p><p>Forecasted figures broken down to the level requested are not readily available, and to provide them would incur disproportionate costs. However, the figures available at a broader level are presented below.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Caseload information by Bereavement benefits</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Bereavement related benefits caseload</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2018/19 Forecast (in thousands)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2019/20 Forecast (in thousands)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Bereavement Allowance (previously widow's Pension)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>103 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>98 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>of which working age</p></td><td><p>103</p></td><td><p>98</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>of which pensioners</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Bereavement Support Payment</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>49 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>55 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>of which higher rate</p></td><td><p>8</p></td><td><p>9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>of which lower rate</p></td><td><p>41</p></td><td><p>46</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Bereavement benefits &amp; Widow's benefits</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>54 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>43 </strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><ol><li>Caseload figures represent an average over the full financial year; caseloads for benefits which commenced or ended during a financial year still reflect an average over the full year.</li><li>Numbers for the years 2018/19 and 2019/20 are forecasts, and as such are liable to change.</li><li>Figures are rounded to the nearest thousand.</li><li>‘-‘ Denotes nil or negligible.</li><li>‘.’ Denotes not available.</li></ol>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2019-02-27T15:32:57.6Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-27T15:32:57.6Z
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star this property date less than 2018-06-12more like thismore than 2018-06-12
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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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 Bereavement Benefits remove filter
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how much was paid in Bereavement Benefits in (1) 2013–2014, (2) 2014–2015, (3) 2015–2016, and (4) 2016–2017. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-26more like thismore than 2018-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The Benefit Expenditure and Caseload Tables are published by the department after each fiscal event and contain outturn and forecast expenditure for all Bereavement Related Benefits including Widow’s Pension (WP), Widowed Mother’s Allowance (WMA), Bereavement Allowance (BA), Widowed Parent’s Allowance (WPA) and Bereavement Support Payment (BSP). Table 1 shows expenditure on Bereavement Related Benefits for the requested years from the latest release of these tables published after Spring Statement 2018. Table 2 shows forecast expenditure on Bereavement Support Payments, also from the same source.</p><p> </p><p>Table 1: Outturn Expenditure, £m 2018/19 prices</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>2016/17</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bereavement Related Benefits</p></td><td><p>629</p></td><td><p>607</p></td><td><p>601</p></td><td><p>576</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Table 2: Forecast Expenditure, £m, 2018/19 prices</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>2018/19</p></td><td><p>2019/20</p></td><td><p>2020/21</p></td><td><p>2021/22</p></td><td><p>2022/23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bereavement Support Payment</p></td><td><p>115</p></td><td><p>199</p></td><td><p>206</p></td><td><p>203</p></td><td><p>198</p></td><td><p>195</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>The department publishes caseload information on Bereavement Benefits and Widow’s Benefits recipients on on-line via Stat Xplore. These can be broken down by benefit type to show which claims have dependent children. Table 3 below shows caseload data from November of the requested years from Stat Xplore. The caseload is the number of claims in payment during the month in question.</p><p> </p><p>Table 3: Caseload</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td><p>Nov-13</p></td><td><p>Nov-14</p></td><td><p>Nov-15</p></td><td><p>Nov-16</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>Caseload</p></td><td><p>WMA or WPA with dependent children</p></td><td><p>46,300</p></td><td><p>45,300</p></td><td><p>44,200</p></td><td><p>43,100</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>WP, BA or WMA/WPA without dependent children</p></td><td><p>50,100</p></td><td><p>47,700</p></td><td><p>46,200</p></td><td><p>45,700</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The forecast volume of claimants for Bereavement Support Payment, broken down by whether the claim is Standard Rate or Higher Rate is shown in Table 4. Claimants with dependent children and entitled to Child Benefit, or who were pregnant, when their husband, wife or civil partner died will get the higher rate. These forecasts are consistent with the caseload forecasts published in the Spring Statement 2018 Benefit Expenditure and Caseload Tables, and represent average caseloads over the full financial year.</p><p> </p><p>Table 4: Bereavement Support Payment Forecast Caseload</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>2018/19</p></td><td><p>2019/20</p></td><td><p>2020/21</p></td><td><p>2021/22</p></td><td><p>2022/23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Caseload - Standard Rate</p></td><td><p>19,000</p></td><td><p>49,000</p></td><td><p>53,000</p></td><td><p>53,000</p></td><td><p>54,000</p></td><td><p>53,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Caseload - Higher Rate</p></td><td><p>3,000</p></td><td><p>8,000</p></td><td><p>9,000</p></td><td><p>9,000</p></td><td><p>9,000</p></td><td><p>9,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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HL8539 more like this
HL8540 more like this
HL8541 more like this
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less than 2018-06-26T14:48:47.737Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-26T14:48:47.737Z
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star this property date less than 2018-06-12more like thismore than 2018-06-12
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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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 Bereavement Benefits remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many families with children received either Bereavement Benefit or Bereavement Support Payments in the fiscal years (1) 2013–2014, (2) 2014–2015, (3) 2015–2016, and (4) 2016–2017. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-26more like thismore than 2018-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The Benefit Expenditure and Caseload Tables are published by the department after each fiscal event and contain outturn and forecast expenditure for all Bereavement Related Benefits including Widow’s Pension (WP), Widowed Mother’s Allowance (WMA), Bereavement Allowance (BA), Widowed Parent’s Allowance (WPA) and Bereavement Support Payment (BSP). Table 1 shows expenditure on Bereavement Related Benefits for the requested years from the latest release of these tables published after Spring Statement 2018. Table 2 shows forecast expenditure on Bereavement Support Payments, also from the same source.</p><p> </p><p>Table 1: Outturn Expenditure, £m 2018/19 prices</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>2016/17</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bereavement Related Benefits</p></td><td><p>629</p></td><td><p>607</p></td><td><p>601</p></td><td><p>576</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Table 2: Forecast Expenditure, £m, 2018/19 prices</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>2018/19</p></td><td><p>2019/20</p></td><td><p>2020/21</p></td><td><p>2021/22</p></td><td><p>2022/23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bereavement Support Payment</p></td><td><p>115</p></td><td><p>199</p></td><td><p>206</p></td><td><p>203</p></td><td><p>198</p></td><td><p>195</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>The department publishes caseload information on Bereavement Benefits and Widow’s Benefits recipients on on-line via Stat Xplore. These can be broken down by benefit type to show which claims have dependent children. Table 3 below shows caseload data from November of the requested years from Stat Xplore. The caseload is the number of claims in payment during the month in question.</p><p> </p><p>Table 3: Caseload</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td><p>Nov-13</p></td><td><p>Nov-14</p></td><td><p>Nov-15</p></td><td><p>Nov-16</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>Caseload</p></td><td><p>WMA or WPA with dependent children</p></td><td><p>46,300</p></td><td><p>45,300</p></td><td><p>44,200</p></td><td><p>43,100</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>WP, BA or WMA/WPA without dependent children</p></td><td><p>50,100</p></td><td><p>47,700</p></td><td><p>46,200</p></td><td><p>45,700</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The forecast volume of claimants for Bereavement Support Payment, broken down by whether the claim is Standard Rate or Higher Rate is shown in Table 4. Claimants with dependent children and entitled to Child Benefit, or who were pregnant, when their husband, wife or civil partner died will get the higher rate. These forecasts are consistent with the caseload forecasts published in the Spring Statement 2018 Benefit Expenditure and Caseload Tables, and represent average caseloads over the full financial year.</p><p> </p><p>Table 4: Bereavement Support Payment Forecast Caseload</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>2018/19</p></td><td><p>2019/20</p></td><td><p>2020/21</p></td><td><p>2021/22</p></td><td><p>2022/23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Caseload - Standard Rate</p></td><td><p>19,000</p></td><td><p>49,000</p></td><td><p>53,000</p></td><td><p>53,000</p></td><td><p>54,000</p></td><td><p>53,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Caseload - Higher Rate</p></td><td><p>3,000</p></td><td><p>8,000</p></td><td><p>9,000</p></td><td><p>9,000</p></td><td><p>9,000</p></td><td><p>9,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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HL8538 more like this
HL8539 more like this
HL8541 more like this
HL8542 more like this
HL8589 more like this
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less than 2018-06-26T14:48:47.95Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-26T14:48:47.95Z
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star this property date less than 2018-06-12more like thismore than 2018-06-12
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
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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 Bereavement Benefits remove filter
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people without children in full-time education received Bereavement Benefit in the fiscal years (1) 2013–2014, (2) 2014–2015, (3) 2015–2016, and (4) 2016–2017. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-26more like thismore than 2018-06-26
star this property answer text <p>The Benefit Expenditure and Caseload Tables are published by the department after each fiscal event and contain outturn and forecast expenditure for all Bereavement Related Benefits including Widow’s Pension (WP), Widowed Mother’s Allowance (WMA), Bereavement Allowance (BA), Widowed Parent’s Allowance (WPA) and Bereavement Support Payment (BSP). Table 1 shows expenditure on Bereavement Related Benefits for the requested years from the latest release of these tables published after Spring Statement 2018. Table 2 shows forecast expenditure on Bereavement Support Payments, also from the same source.</p><p> </p><p>Table 1: Outturn Expenditure, £m 2018/19 prices</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>2016/17</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bereavement Related Benefits</p></td><td><p>629</p></td><td><p>607</p></td><td><p>601</p></td><td><p>576</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Table 2: Forecast Expenditure, £m, 2018/19 prices</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>2018/19</p></td><td><p>2019/20</p></td><td><p>2020/21</p></td><td><p>2021/22</p></td><td><p>2022/23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bereavement Support Payment</p></td><td><p>115</p></td><td><p>199</p></td><td><p>206</p></td><td><p>203</p></td><td><p>198</p></td><td><p>195</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>The department publishes caseload information on Bereavement Benefits and Widow’s Benefits recipients on on-line via Stat Xplore. These can be broken down by benefit type to show which claims have dependent children. Table 3 below shows caseload data from November of the requested years from Stat Xplore. The caseload is the number of claims in payment during the month in question.</p><p> </p><p>Table 3: Caseload</p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p> </p></td><td><p>Nov-13</p></td><td><p>Nov-14</p></td><td><p>Nov-15</p></td><td><p>Nov-16</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p>Caseload</p></td><td><p>WMA or WPA with dependent children</p></td><td><p>46,300</p></td><td><p>45,300</p></td><td><p>44,200</p></td><td><p>43,100</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>WP, BA or WMA/WPA without dependent children</p></td><td><p>50,100</p></td><td><p>47,700</p></td><td><p>46,200</p></td><td><p>45,700</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The forecast volume of claimants for Bereavement Support Payment, broken down by whether the claim is Standard Rate or Higher Rate is shown in Table 4. Claimants with dependent children and entitled to Child Benefit, or who were pregnant, when their husband, wife or civil partner died will get the higher rate. These forecasts are consistent with the caseload forecasts published in the Spring Statement 2018 Benefit Expenditure and Caseload Tables, and represent average caseloads over the full financial year.</p><p> </p><p>Table 4: Bereavement Support Payment Forecast Caseload</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>2018/19</p></td><td><p>2019/20</p></td><td><p>2020/21</p></td><td><p>2021/22</p></td><td><p>2022/23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Caseload - Standard Rate</p></td><td><p>19,000</p></td><td><p>49,000</p></td><td><p>53,000</p></td><td><p>53,000</p></td><td><p>54,000</p></td><td><p>53,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Caseload - Higher Rate</p></td><td><p>3,000</p></td><td><p>8,000</p></td><td><p>9,000</p></td><td><p>9,000</p></td><td><p>9,000</p></td><td><p>9,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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HL8538 more like this
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less than 2018-06-26T14:48:48.087Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-26T14:48:48.087Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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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 Bereavement Benefits remove filter
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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 his Department's policy is on the payment of bereavement benefits for unmarried partners with children. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wolverhampton North East more like this
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Emma Reynolds more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-12more like thismore than 2018-11-12
star this property answer text <p>Bereavement benefits are paid to a surviving spouse or civil partner; they can only be paid to those in legal unions. Therefore, they cannot be paid in respect of cohabitees, either with or without children. We are currently considering how to proceed following the recent Supreme Court judgement which ruled it incompatible with ECHR principles to provide that cohabitees with children are not entitled to Widowed Parent’s Allowance.</p><p> </p><p>Cohabitees do have access to income-related benefits. They may also qualify for help with funeral costs from the Social Fund and may of course choose to provide security for their families by way of private pension or life insurance arrangements.</p><p /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2018-11-12T11:44:51.163Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-12T11:44:51.163Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Emma Reynolds more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
star this property answering body
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 Bereavement Benefits remove filter
star 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 steps the Government is taking to make widowers aware of their potential entitlement to bereavement allowance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cheltenham more like this
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Alex Chalk more like this
star this property uin 197462 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-04more like thismore than 2018-12-04
star this property answer text <p>From 6 April 2017 we replaced the previous suite of bereavement benefits, which included bereavement allowance, with a single benefit known as Bereavement Support Payment.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has worked with funeral directors, Registrars and voluntary groups to ensure that bereaved people are fully informed of the action to take following a death. Further information about the benefits to which they are entitled and how to claim them can be found on the government services and information website at <a href="http://www.gov.uk" target="_blank">www.gov.uk</a>.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
star this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2018-12-04T16:43:21.953Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-04T16:43:21.953Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Chalk more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-04-14more like thismore than 2016-04-14
star this property answering body
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 Bereavement Benefits remove filter
star 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 steps his Department takes to (a) notify recently bereaved spouses of the existence of bereavement benefits and (b) encourage those people to check their entitlement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne East more like this
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Mr Nicholas Brown more like this
star this property uin 34122 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-22more like thismore than 2016-04-22
star this property answer text <p>Information about Bereavement Benefits is widely available through GOV.UK. We also work closely with third party organisations who the bereaved traditionally contact such as registrars, hospitals, funeral directors and voluntary groups ensuring that they have the correct information available to signpost the bereaved to the DWP Bereavement Service.</p><p> </p><p>Upon contacting the DWP Bereavement Service our staff will ensure that any benefits and pensions arrears are claimed and will also initiate a claim for Social Fund Funeral Payments and Bereavement Benefits if appropriate.</p><p>.</p><p>We continue to look for opportunities to improve the availability of advice about these particular benefits and as a result we have improved the information available on GOV.UK, and are currently exploring ways in which to to join up the Tell Us Once and Bereavement Service offers.</p><p> </p><p>Tell Us Once is a cross-government service delivered through Local Authorities whereby notification of the death is cascaded out to other agencies, thus reducing the number of contacts an individual has to make.</p><p> </p><p>The time limit for claiming Bereavement Allowance is three months from the date of death, which is consistent with the time limit for other welfare entitlements. We are currently developing the new Bereavement Support Payment due to be implemented for new claims from April 2017, and we will assess the merits of further flexibilities on backdating as part of this work.</p><p> </p><p>Information available on the number of people in receipt of Bereavement Allowance by duration of current claim can be found at:</p><p><a href="http://tabulation-tool.dwp.gov.uk/100pc/tabtool.html" target="_blank">http://tabulation-tool.dwp.gov.uk/100pc/tabtool.html</a></p><p> </p><p>Guidance for users can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dwp-tabulation-tool-guidance" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dwp-tabulation-tool-guidance</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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34123 more like this
34124 more like this
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less than 2016-04-22T08:52:12.967Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-22T08:52:12.967Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Nicholas Brown more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-14more like thismore than 2016-04-14
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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 Bereavement Benefits remove filter
star 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, how many claims for bereavement allowance have been made for each of the last five years; and what proportion of such claims covered (a) the full eligible 52 weeks and (b) less than the full 52 weeks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne East more like this
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Mr Nicholas Brown more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-22more like thismore than 2016-04-22
star this property answer text <p>Information about Bereavement Benefits is widely available through GOV.UK. We also work closely with third party organisations who the bereaved traditionally contact such as registrars, hospitals, funeral directors and voluntary groups ensuring that they have the correct information available to signpost the bereaved to the DWP Bereavement Service.</p><p> </p><p>Upon contacting the DWP Bereavement Service our staff will ensure that any benefits and pensions arrears are claimed and will also initiate a claim for Social Fund Funeral Payments and Bereavement Benefits if appropriate.</p><p>.</p><p>We continue to look for opportunities to improve the availability of advice about these particular benefits and as a result we have improved the information available on GOV.UK, and are currently exploring ways in which to to join up the Tell Us Once and Bereavement Service offers.</p><p> </p><p>Tell Us Once is a cross-government service delivered through Local Authorities whereby notification of the death is cascaded out to other agencies, thus reducing the number of contacts an individual has to make.</p><p> </p><p>The time limit for claiming Bereavement Allowance is three months from the date of death, which is consistent with the time limit for other welfare entitlements. We are currently developing the new Bereavement Support Payment due to be implemented for new claims from April 2017, and we will assess the merits of further flexibilities on backdating as part of this work.</p><p> </p><p>Information available on the number of people in receipt of Bereavement Allowance by duration of current claim can be found at:</p><p><a href="http://tabulation-tool.dwp.gov.uk/100pc/tabtool.html" target="_blank">http://tabulation-tool.dwp.gov.uk/100pc/tabtool.html</a></p><p> </p><p>Guidance for users can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dwp-tabulation-tool-guidance" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dwp-tabulation-tool-guidance</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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34122 more like this
34124 more like this
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less than 2016-04-22T08:52:13.03Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-22T08:52:13.03Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Nicholas Brown more like this