Friday, 25 November 2016

Bereavement rights for unmarried parents

Earlier this year Claire Harris told me about the terrible loss of her partner, Gary, and the shock of finding that, because they hadn't been married, she and her kids were not entitled to bereavement benefits.

This was even though they had lived together for 16 years and had 3 children together before he died suddenly of cancer at the age of 36.

Now she is starting a campaign to raise money for a legal case. If she wins, she is hoping it will pave the wave for better rights for unmarried parents.

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