Widowed Parent's Allowance payments slashed

Sarah Coles
parent holding child's hand
parent holding child's hand

The Widowed Parent's Allowance isn't a terribly well-known benefit. As the government discusses slashing it dramatically there isn't much of an outcry - because most people only know about this benefit when they desperately need it. If the bill goes through as proposed, parents who are widowed after 2016 will find their situation even harder, as financial problems add to the emotional torment.

Fortunately, there is a way to make sure we are protected.