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Funeral Payments

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 157318, tabled on 23 February 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if the Government will increase the capped portion of the social fund funeral expenses payment.

Answered on

26 February 2021

On the 8 April 2020, the value of the capped portion of the Social Fund Funeral Expenses Payment rose by 43 per cent, from £700 to £1000. There are no current plans to increase this.