This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government

Petition Reinstate Widowed Parents Allowance until children are age 18

My friend died July 2017 meaning his wife and children received 18 months government financial bereavement support which has now stopped. His children were aged 2,5 and 7 and desperately need some help that is unavailable.

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it’s imperative that families like this continue to be supported financially until they reach the age of 18, prior to April 2017 all families had this support until their child’s 18th birthday. Families post the 2017 change in legislation are struggling financially, despite the deceased parent having paid national insurance contributions all their life.

Trying to find their new version of normal is hard enough without added financial strain.

This petition closed early because of a General Election Find out more on the Petitions Committee website

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