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Social Security Benefits: Patients

Volume 461: debated on Friday 15 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what benefits are available to parents whose children below the age of three years are in hospital; and if he will make a statement. (143143)

Parents who are responsible for children below the age of three years who are in hospital are able to claim the same benefits and increases as all other persons responsible for children; the exact amounts that they receive will depend upon the individual circumstances of each such case.