Concerned about funeral poverty? Respond to government consultation on funeral expenses payments.

July 17, 2017   //   No Comments

The Department for Work and Pensions are requesting consultation on their reforms to the Social Fund’s Funeral Expenses Payments scheme.  All members of the public are encouraged to respond, particularly those who have experienced bereavement and those who have accessed Funeral Expenses Payments in the past.

This set of reforms is designed to clarify eligibility and make the process for claiming Funeral Expenses Payments simpler. Each of these reforms has been developed in consultation with figures in the funeral industry, or in response to public correspondence. The reforms will apply to England, Scotland and Wales.  To read the consultation papers and respond by 21st August 2017 click here.