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Financial Assistance Scheme

Volume 448: debated on Thursday 6 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many surviving spouses of members of pension schemes (a) have completed and (b) are in the process of completing the financial assistance scheme eligibility process. (72744)

The financial assistance scheme eligibility process is completed once a decision has been made as to whether or not a member is eligible for payments from the financial assistance scheme.

The process has (a) been completed for nine surviving spouses of members and (b) 10 are still being processed.