§ Mr. Pond
Bereavement Benefits were introduced in April 2001, for the first time extending support to both widows and widowers.
Prior to April 2001, there was no statutory basis on which to pay widows' benefits to men. This is being contested in both domestic and European courts. Until the litigation is completed and all the judgments are known regarding the different aspects of the claims, it is not possible to determine what action may be taken in response.