Rule 56 Fatal Accident Benefit
The Finance and General Purposes Committee has agreed to update the guidelines that accompany Rule 56.
The guidelines do not constitute a rule and have not been updated for many years.
The F&GPC does want to ensure fairness and will consider any outstanding claims, currently in process, in line with the current guidelines by the 1st October 2023. Any outstanding submissions under Rule 56 should be sent to your region for consideration by the F&GPC and should be received by 1st October 2023.
After this date, the F&GPC will apply Rule 56 as currently set out in the Rulebook. The F&GPC will convene a working group to review Rule 56 and, very importantly, any guidelines to be applied in future. Any changes to rule and new guidelines will be brought to the CEC with a view to them being discussed at Congress in 2024.