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Funeral Payments

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 51937, tabled on 1 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of claims for funeral expenses payments were awarded payments in each of the last 10 weeks.

Answered on

10 June 2020

Funeral Expenses Payments make an important contribution towards the costs of a funeral for claimants on certain benefits or tax credits or a Support for Mortgage Interest loan and we have continued to make these payments throughout the pandemic.

However, the data requested is not readily available and to provide it would incur disproportionate cost.