Reforms of the Social Fund Funeral Expenses Payment Scheme

Consultation opened on 24 July 2017. Closing date 15 September 2017.


This consultation sets out our proposals to reform the Funeral Expenses Payments Scheme in order to clarify issues around eligibility and make the process for claiming Funeral Expenses Payments simpler.


Consultation description

This consultation is seeking views on the proposed reforms to the Funeral Expenses Payment Scheme and asks for feedback on the changes.

The consultation is open to comment from the voluntary and community sector, the funeral industry and members of the general public.

The consultation applies to Northern Ireland (an equivalent consultation is being carried out in England, Wales and Scotland by the Department for Work and Pensions).

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