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Benefits (Pregnancy)

Volume 404: debated on Tuesday 29 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what benefits a woman receives if she loses a baby after (a) 23 weeks and (b) 24 weeks of her pregnancy. [108285]

Where her pregnancy does not result in the issue of a living child, depending on her individual circumstances, a woman may be entitled to receive where her pregnancy ends:

(a) after 23 weeks incapacity benefit, statutory sick pay and income support;

(b) after 24 weeks statutory maternity pay, maternity allowance, income support, a funeral payment and a Sure Start maternity grant.