Children refused bereavement support payments under 'discriminatory' policy

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Tens of thousands of children are estimated to have been refused bereavement support payments because their parents never married - four years after the government was told its policy is "discriminatory". The current system means the surviving partner of a couple who never married is not entitled to financial help for themselves or their children. Lib Dem leader Sir Ed Davey told Sky's Lisa Holland that the government's failure to change the law in spite of being found to be in breach of human rights is "a total scandal". SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skynews Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@skynews For more content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sky-n... Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/de... Sky News videos are now available in Spanish here/Los video de Sky News están disponibles en español aquí https://www.youtube.com/channel/skyne... Sky News videos are also available in German here/Hier können Sie außerdem Sky News-Videos auf Deutsch finden: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHYg... To enquire about licensing Sky News content, you can find more information here: https://news.sky.com/info/library-sales
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