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Funeral Payments Consultation

Funeral Payments Consultation


People across Scotland are being given the chance to help shape the country’s first ever social security system.  The Scottish Government has launched a 13 week consultation looking for views on the benefits being devolved to Scotland, as well as how they are delivered.

The Scottish Government are keen to gather views to help inform future decisions, including the development of the forthcoming Social Security Bill. The consultation closes on Friday, 28 October 2016.

The benefits being transferred to Scotland include disability and carers payments. In particular you might be interested in the proposals to transfer the ‘Funeral Payment’, which can be found at Section 9 of the consultation document. 

A summary version of the consultation is also available. 

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 If you have any queries on the consultation please contact