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Volume 450: debated on Monday 23 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when the carer's addition to pension credit ceases to be payable after the death of a cared-for-spouse. (96334)

The extra amount for carers in pension credit remains in payment for a period of eight weeks after the person who is being cared for dies, in order to provide additional support at what is often a difficult time.