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Childhood bereavement in the General Election

The General Election gives you a chance to raise issues affecting bereaved children, young people and their families with your local candidates, and ask them what they would do to improve support if they were elected. What can you do? … Continue reading

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General Election 2017: an opportunity to improve support for widowed parents and their children

Over 94% of MPs have been contacted in recent months by constituents concerned about the replacement of Widowed Parent’s Allowance and Bereavement Payment with the new Bereavement Support Payment from 6 April. These changes have received widespread negative attention in … Continue reading

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Newly widowed parents facing heightened financial pressures, following Government’s bereavement benefit cuts

New research reveals true financial and emotional impact on surviving parents and children 75% of newly widowed parents worse off from 6th April with new Bereavement Support Payments 67% of widowed parents say their employment status was affected when their partner … Continue reading

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House of Commons approves bereavement benefit cut that will leave 3 out of 4 newly widowed parents worse off

Joint statement from WAY Widowed and Young and Childhood Bereavement Network MPs approve the Bereavement Support Payment Regulations by 292 votes to 236 New scheme due to come into force on 6 April 2017 91% newly widowed parents will be … Continue reading

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Chancellor fails to halt bereavement benefit cut that will leave 3 out of 4 widowed parents worse off

Joint statement from WAY Widowed and Young and Childhood Bereavement Network Chancellor ignores opportunity to pause cut in benefits for widowed parents New scheme due to come into force on 6 April 2017 91% widowed parents will be supported for … Continue reading

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Government cutting the time widowed parents given support

Government shortening support for 91% of parents widowed after April 75% of widowed parents will be worse off under the new scheme Link with inflation will be broken Cohabiting couples still won’t get support for their grieving children Charities propose … Continue reading

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Bereavement benefits should support unmarried couples too – reaction to today’s Court of Appeal ruling

Joint statement by the Childhood Bereavement Network and WAY Widowed & Young The Childhood Bereavement Network and WAY Widowed & Young are deeply disappointed by today’s Court of Appeal judgement in Belfast that a mother bringing up children alone after her … Continue reading

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