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SSAC Occasional Paper 16: Bereavement benefit reform

This report examines the support available for bereaved people and anticipates the impact of Bereavement Support Payment from 2017.

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SSAC Occasional Paper 16: Bereavement benefit reform

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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.

Published 5 November 2015