As you may be aware, Funeral Support Payment is due to launch late Summer. Funeral Support Payment will provide a one off payment to help people on low income benefits with a contribution towards the cost of a funeral. It will replace the Department for Work and Pensions Funeral Expenses Payment in Scotland.
There are a series of roadshows throughout August to tell you all about the new Funeral Support Payment, including the eligibility and how your clients can apply.
These roadshows are running on the following dates:
Cadzow Room, The Town House
102 Cadzow Street
St Pauls and St Georges 10 Broughton Street
Lecture theatre, Perth Museum and Art Gallery, 78 George St, Perth PH1 5LB
Room 306, Sense Scotland
43 Middlesex Street
Civic Rooms, The Town Sergeants
Aberdeen City Council
Seminar Room, Falkirk Business Hub, 45 Vicar Street, Falkirk, FK1 1LL
1 Margaret Street
13 West George Street
Kilmarnock, KA1 1DH
The Wynd Centre, 6 School Wynd, Paisley PA1 2DB
Solway Suite, Cairndale Hotel, English Street, DG1 2DF
This is a great opportunity to learn about Funeral Support Payment and will particularly benefit those who work closely with clients who may apply for this new payment.
However, for those of you who may not be able to make it along to any physical roadshows, we also intend to hold a WebEx presentation. The WebEx will run through the same roadshow content. Please ask those interested to register their interest here. We will contact attendees with more information closer to the time.
We also intend to hold two teleconferences, on Friday 9 August and Tuesday 20 August. The teleconferences will also run through the same roadshow content. Please ask those who are interested to register their interest for the 9th August here and the 20th August here. We will contact attendees with more information closer to the time.
We can arrange British Sign Language Interpreters and Electronic Notetakers if needed to make sure these events is accessible. If attendees require communication support such as a palantypist, electronic note taker or BSL interpreter, please let us know by emailing Francesca.firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.