Thursday, 24 October 2013

Questions (138)

Michael Creed

Question:

138. Deputy Michael Creed asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of applications approved for financial assistance towards burial costs under each of her Department's schemes in 2012; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45435/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

In 2012 there were 26,553 applications approved for financial assistance towards burial costs under the schemes within the remit of my Department in 2012. A table detailing this number by scheme is attached for the Deputy's information.

Scheme

Approved Applications

Bereavement Grant

22,793

Supplementary Welfare Allowance – Funeral and Burial Expenses

3,760

Total

26,553