The Widow’s Pension is designed to help create security and safety for families when they lose a loved one. But this week it is under attack from a new wave of Government cuts, with less money being paid to widows, widowers and surviving civil partners from April 2017 onward.
The changes will only affect those families who lose a loved one after April 6th 2017.
The new rules will add pressure to families when they’re struggling most. Families who’ve just lost a parent are learning to cope on a single income and with one fewer parent. The previous system helped to ease the financial stress with a ‘parachute payment’ which is now greatly decreased.
Families with a terminally ill parent are facing the worst of it, with many having planned for life under the old system now having to look again at the support they can offer to their children or loved ones.
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If these changes affect you, your friends, or family, you should visit Turn2us to get support and help.