This report examines the support available for bereaved people and anticipates the impact of Bereavement Support Payment from 2017.
The government plans to introduce Bereavement Support Payment in 2017 to replace current bereavement benefits.
This report examines the bereavement benefit reforms and their interaction with other support available to bereaved families, including Social Fund Funeral Payments.
It draws upon qualitative research I did a few years ago with former colleagues at the University of Bath – Dr Kate Woodthrope and Dr Christine valentine .
To download a copy of the Social Security Advisory Committee’s report click here.