Housing Systems: Combating poverty and sustaining tenancies.


Bereavement Benefits for co-habiting parents

Date: Wednesday 22nd March 2023 10am-11.30am
Speakers: Jane Crawford and Rachel Service

This webinar was a must for anyone who works with families.

New rules took effect from 9th February 2023 to ensure that children in bereaved families are equally supported, regardless of their parent’s legal relationship status.

Importantly, some cohabiting parents who lost their partner as far back as 2001 may be able to claim a retrospective payment worth thousands of pounds.

This webinar looked at the new rules, who is entitled to retrospective payments and the possible impact on any existing benefit entitlement.