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My name is***** shall do my best to help you but I need some further details
Have you appealed the matter
My apologies - I have been out all day hence the lack of response.
Are they paying anything to the children?
Hoe much less than the survivors pensions is that?
I agree totally - can you send me the actual wording from the Manual relating to Survivors pensions?
Unfortunately no it doe snot make her a special case - I only wish it did.
However this is not the only basis on which you may be able to approach it.
What does it specifically say about spouse pensions?
Yes because you can possibly work an argument around that
No reference to cohabitees at all?
Is there any evidence that your late partner was aware of the PN1 form?
But was it ever specifically brought to her attention
And THAT is the basis of the argument that you will make.
This was discriminatory as no effort was made to protect unmarried partners.
Had there been a marriage then the entitlement would have been automatic - since there wasn't you have lost out despite the fact that you meet ALL the requirements that are necessary for them to accept the pn1 form.
I am sorry not to give you a more positive answer - but there is an element of discrimination here against you as a single father and that is the area you need to emphasise
There is precedent for this here
although I have not been able to trace the outcome of the Supreme Court case
You are very welcome
personally I would contact the firm named in the case and ask them whether they can help
No the firm named in the article
You are welcome - good luck