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This is rather curious. Over the past week I have emailed the DWP nuneroua times, without receiving any reply as I have not even received the letter. On Monday I contacted my MP, not just for myself but for the many thousands of us who have not received the payment. He offered to take up the matter with the DWP. I have just checked my account and the money has been paid in today although I still have not received the letter.
I was recently speaking with a friend who lost her partner prior to Christmas. Apart from the obvious trauma of that she went through I was amazed at all the hoops she had to jump through regarding the resulting financial issues. I began to wonder if reluctance to discuss death/dying is likely to leave a lot of people with similar problems.
Do you know where all the appropriate financial documents are? Does your partner know? PS: I think my answer would be No (but I’m working on it)
I am very unhappy that these plans are totally unregulated. I think they should be avoided as they do not necessarily provide good value for money.
In addition, they are often overlooked by relatives when they are dealing with a deceased's estate.
If you really are worried about the cost of your funeral discuss it with your family and perhaps open a savings account specifically for this purpose. Assuming you have sufficient funds in your Estate when you die, your family can ask a bank or building society to release money to pay for your funeral before they have administered your Estate.