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SCHEDULE 8SFUNERAL EXPENSE ASSISTANCE REGULATIONS

PART 1 SELIGIBILITY

CHAPTER 2SFURTHER CRITERIA

Location of the funeralS

2SThe regulations may make an individual's eligibility depend on where the funeral takes place.

Commencement Information

I1Sch. 8 para. 2 in force at 11.9.2019 by S.S.I. 2019/269, reg. 2(c)

Relationship with the deceasedS

3SThe regulations may make an individual's eligibility depend on the individual—

(a)being related to the deceased person, or

(b)having a relationship of a kind described in the regulations with the deceased person immediately before the death.

Commencement Information

I2Sch. 8 para. 3 in force at 11.9.2019 by S.S.I. 2019/269, reg. 2(c)

Value of deceased's estateS

4SThe regulations may make an individual's eligibility depend on the value of the deceased person's estate being below a level specified in the regulations.

Commencement Information

I3Sch. 8 para. 4 in force at 11.9.2019 by S.S.I. 2019/269, reg. 2(c)

Residence and presenceS

5SThe regulations may make an individual's eligibility depend on either or both—

(a)the individual being resident and present in a particular place,

(b)the deceased person having been resident and present in a particular place at the date of death.

Commencement Information

I4Sch. 8 para. 5 in force at 11.9.2019 by S.S.I. 2019/269, reg. 2(c)

Financial circumstancesS

6SThe regulations may make an individual's eligibility depend on the individual's financial circumstances.

Commencement Information

I5Sch. 8 para. 6 in force at 11.9.2019 by S.S.I. 2019/269, reg. 2(c)

Receipt of, or eligibility for, other types of State assistanceS

7SThe regulations may make an individual's eligibility depend on either or both the individual and, immediately before dying, the deceased person—

(a)being, or not being, in receipt of another type of assistance (whether under this Act or another enactment),

(b)being, or not being, eligible or entitled to receive such assistance.

Commencement Information

I6Sch. 8 para. 7 in force at 11.9.2019 by S.S.I. 2019/269, reg. 2(c)

Application within specified periodS

8SThe regulations may provide that an individual ceases to be eligible in respect of a funeral unless, by a deadline specified in the regulations—

(a)the individual has applied for funeral expense assistance in respect of the funeral, or

(b)the Scottish Ministers have become required to make a determination of the individual's entitlement to funeral expense assistance in respect of the funeral by regulations under section 52.

Commencement Information

I7Sch. 8 para. 8 in force at 11.9.2019 by S.S.I. 2019/269, reg. 2(c)