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Social Security Benefits: Polygamy

Volume 479: debated on Monday 29 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what consideration has been given to the legality of benefit payments to polygamous families for each additional wife in line with current guidelines from the Department for Work and Pensions on income support. (218686)

The rules governing entitlement for polygamously married claimants are set out in legislation. The policy governing benefit entitlement for polygamously married claimants has not changed since 1988.