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.

Social Security Scotland are running 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:

They would love your help in getting the word out about our events, so we ask that you circulate this information across your organisation.
Links to register to any of the events are found above.  Information about the running of the events including timings are included.

They really hope to see as many of you there as possible to learn about our new benefit.  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.

They will be collecting feedback on our roadshows to inform us on future events that we run.

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.deans@gov.scot as soon as possible.

If attendees require adaption support such as Braille or Easy Read documents of the presentation, please contact us as soon as possible by emailing localdelivery@socialsecurity.gov.scot.