Widowed Parents allowance

I feel so dejected! I was so optimistic about the latest changes to this benefit. I have applied in hope of being backdated. My partner died in my arms in 2010, I was left with 2 children and no help. I was even told that "you aren't classed as family" because we weren't married. 
I was told today that they are o ly backdating til 2018 which means because I moved on years later I again will receive nothing. Those few of us who fell through the cracks and will be forgotten.

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