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Funeral Payments: North West

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 15th March 2016.

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Photo of Mark Hendrick Mark Hendrick Labour/Co-operative, Preston

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people using the Chorlton Benefit Delivery Centre applied for funeral payments in each month in 2015; how many of those applications were granted; and what the average amount awarded was in each of those months.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Disabled People)

The Table below gives figures for the number of application and awards for Funeral Expense Payments for the Chorlton Benefit Delivery Centre by month for 2015. (Some individuals may have made more than one application in a month.)

Month

Applications Received

Awards

Average Award

Jan

480

290

£1,375

Feb

460

270

£1,229

Mar

360

270

£1,323

Apr

390

270

£1,286

May

440

300

£1,380

Jun

440

310

£1,377

Jul

360

240

£1,382

Aug

310

180

£1,368

Sep

350

220

£1,344

Oct

340

200

£1,369

Nov

350

230

£1,361

Dec

190

130

£1,379

Source: DWP Policy, Budget and Management Information System

Figures for Applications Received and Awards made are rounded to the nearest 10.

Average Award amounts are given to the nearest £1. The average award is calculated by dividing gross expenditure by the number of awards (including awards made on review, reconsideration or appeal).

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