NI mother wins Supreme Court benefit case

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An unmarried mother has won access to a Widowed Parent's Allowance in a landmark Supreme Court ruling.

Mother of four, Siobhan McLaughlin from County Antrim lived with her partner for 23 years- but never married.

After her partner's death, she was denied money that her children would have been otherwise entitled to.

Today's ruling is expected to have far-reaching ramifications - allowing people across the UK to apply for similar payments.

The Supreme Court Justices found that the legislation which governs the Widowed Parents…

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