Support for the bereaved Contents

Contents

Terms of Reference

Summary

Social Fund funeral payments

Bereavement benefits

Introduction

Section 1: Social Fund funeral payments

Chapter 1: The cost of a funeral

Constituent costs of a funeral

Simple funerals: definition and cost

Funeral director industry

The experience of the bereaved

Chapter 2: Applying for a Social Fund funeral payment

Timing

Eligibility

Application form

Wider communication

Chapter 3: Wider landscape

Burials and death rates

Crematoria

End-of-life planning

Public Health Funerals

Conclusion on the wider landscape

Section 2: Bereavement benefits

Chapter 4: Co-habiting couples

Cohabitees with dependent children

Cost of extension

Chapter 5: Length of the Bereavement Support Payment

Cost of lengthening the duration

Chapter 6: Interaction with Universal Credit

Widowed Parent’s Allowance and UC

Conditionality

Conclusion

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal Minutes

Witnesses

Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament




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Prepared 29 March 2016