Funeral Payments

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Question to the Department for Work and Pensions:

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what effect the 2018 reforms to the Social Fund’s funeral expenses payments scheme have had on the processing times for payments under that scheme.


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Mims Davies
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions)
This question was answered on 6th November 2020

The Social Fund Funeral Expenses Amendment Regulations came into force in spring 2018. Whilst data is not collated on the specific effects of these reforms, data on processing times and the number of claims accepted can be found in The Social Fund Annual Report 2018/19 which was published on GOV.UK on 4 November 2020.

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