Campaigning for Bereaved Cohabiting Couples
After a decade-long campaign by WAY and a coalition of charities, from 9 February 2023 cohabiting parents with dependent children who need support following the death of their partner are finally able to apply for bereavement benefits.
Challenges to Bereavement Support Payments
Following Government updates to the bereavement support system in April 2017 many families were either supported for a shorter time or were told they weren’t eligible for this vital support.
Blank Space: Birth certificate equality for bereaved parents
Currently, women who are widowed and unmarried have to undergo a traumatic court process to register their partner’s name on their baby’s birth certificate. We are working to change this...