A funeral payments consultation is underway in Scotland. It’s part of a broader 13 week Social Security Consultation that Scottish Government is carrying out as it shapes its first ever Social Security Bill. The consultation closes on Friday, 28 October 2016. The legislation is due to be introduced to the Scotland Parliament by June 2017. The […]
The Smith Commission Report, released today, could impact on funeral poverty and social fund payments in Scotland.
Funeral payments are likely to fall under control of the Scottish Parliament, though Bereavement Payments are set to stay with Westminster
You can get help and advice on benefits, services and other welfare entitlements from a number of sources. The phone directory and Thomson’s Local have these numbers right at the front, and there’s a host of other charities
Inevitably there’s paperwork when someone dies. The Department of Work and Pensions is developing Tell us Once to allow the public to notify lots of government organisations about a death in one go.