Update on DWP from SAIF President

March 30, 2017   //   No Comments

SAIF Immediate Past President Paul Allcock recently met up with representatives from the DWP.  He reports that there is an on going review of both the process for application and the Social Fund Funeral Expenses Payment.  The aim is to ease the burden on the bereaved by making all application forms easier to complete.  Additionally, there is a review of the eligibility criteria.  Paul expects to be able to update members on this by May.

On a similar subject, Frank Field MP introduced a debate in Westminster Hall which discussed the desperate need for the £700 payment for additional expenses to be reviewed.  You may access the debate here.