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Paupers' funeral costs (FOI)

Paupers' funeral costs (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 13 October 2017.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


How much has been spent by the Social Security Department on so called paupers' funerals over the past ten years.

How many paupers funerals have taken place?


This is an updated version of the answer provided to an earlier FOI request in June 2016 which can be found here

Since 28 January 2008, £446,464 has been spent on Special Payments for funerals.

271 funerals in total have been funded through these Special Payments. 

As stated within the previous response the Social Security Department does not hold information prior to the introduction of Income Support in 2008. For earlier information, please refer to individual Parishes.

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