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High Court rules in favour of bereaved parents who were cohabiting and their children

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In today’s judgment Jackson & Ors v The Secretary of State for Work And Pensions, Mr Justice Holman rules that -

‘Section 30(4)(a) of the Pensions Act 2014, read with section 30(1), is incompatible with Article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights read with Article 8 in so far as it empowers the Secretary of State to order by regulations that Bereavement Support Payment be paid at a higher rate in the case of a person who is pregnant or entitled to child benefit, only if they are a spouse or civil partner of the deceased.’

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Here’s the rightsnet summary...

... and press releases from CPAG and Garden Court North Chambers who acted for the claimants.

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DWP have confirmed they will not be appeaing decision - https://twitter.com/CPAGUK/status/1243103610604527616