Bereavement Support Payment

Contents

Terms of reference

Summary

Evaluating Bereavement Support Payment

Cohabitation and eligibility for Bereavement Support Payment

Duration of Bereavement Support Payment

Claiming Bereavement Support Payment

1 Bereavement Support Payment

Development of Bereavement Support Payment

Our inquiry

2 How is Bereavement Support Payment working?

How is Bereavement Support Payment used?

Evaluating Bereavement Support Payment

Savings

Duration

Claiming Bereavement Support Payment

Interaction with Universal Credit

Universal Credit conditionality

3 Cohabitees and eligibility

Our predecessor Committee’s report

Cohabitation and Bereavement Support Payment

The McLaughlin judgment

Legislative options open to the Government

Policy options to extend eligibility to bereaved cohabitees

Making children directly eligible

Recognising cohabitation

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal minutes

Witnesses

Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament




Published: 22 October 2019