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Bereavement Benefits

Volume 487: debated on Monday 9 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when the bereavement payment lump sum was last increased; and what estimate his Department has made of the change in funeral costs which has taken place since that date. (252123)

The bereavement payment was last increased in April 2001 with the introduction of the bereavement benefit scheme.

The Department does not hold information regarding the change in funeral costs since 2001.