To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many applications for grants to cover funeral costs there have been in each month since June 2010; and if he will make a statement.
The following table shows the number of funeral payment claims made each month since June 2010.
|Number of funeral payment claims|
|Notes: 1. The information provided is Management Information. Our preference is to answer all parliamentary questions using Official/National Statistics but in this case we only have Management Information available. It is not quality assured to the same extent as Official/National statistics and there are some issues with the data, for example, it does not include applications which were processed clerically and have not yet been entered on to the Social Fund Computer System. 2. The number of claims received has been rounded to the nearest 10. Source: DWP Social Fund Policy, Budget and Management Information System|