||<p>If all the necessary information is received with the Funeral Expenses Payments
claim form the application is processed straight away. The department is committed
to ensuring that communications on eligibility for Funeral Payments are improved.
This will in turn help claims to be processed and decisions to be made more quickly.</p><p>
</p><p> </p><p>For 2016/17 DWP aims to clear Funeral Expenses Payments claims within
15 working days. In 2014/15 of the 51,000 applications, over 55% were cleared within
target; and over 69% cleared within 21 working days.</p>