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Thousands of grieving cohabiting families with children to be made eligible for bereavement benefits

Jan 2023

Yesterday evening (Wednesday, 25 January), MPs finally approved new legislation that will pave the way for bereavement benefits to be paid to thousands of cohabiting parents.

Parliament inches closer to making thousands of grieving cohabiting families eligible for bereavement benefits

Jan 2023

Parliament inches closer to making thousands of grieving cohabiting families eligible for bereavement benefits.

Campaign update: cohabiting couples with children

Dec 2022

We were very pleased to see that the Government has finally taken steps to right the injustice that has denied bereavement support to parents who weren’t married – by bringing long-awaited legislation…

Campaign news: Government to extend bereavement payments to cohabiting couples

Jul 2021

An announcement from WAY Ambassador Georgia Elms in response to the Government’s draft legislation that will extend bereavement payments to cohabiting couples.

WAY joins call for Government action on extending bereavement support to co-habiting couples

Feb 2021

On the anniversary of a landmark judgment from the High Court, WAY Widowed and Young is joining the Childhood Bereavement Network and the Child Poverty Action Group in calling on the Government to mak…

WAY joins call for new Bereavement Standard

Oct 2020

WAY Widowed and Young is joining together with charities such as Cruse Bereavement Care, Marie Curie, Hospice UK and At A Loss, to help bring about a new Bereavement Standard to help people deal with …

At WAY we pride ourselves on providing support, free of judgement, to anyone who is facing widowhood at a young age. We are also committed to fighting injustices that young widowed people may face.