The death of a loved family member or friend, whether expected or not, is a source of great sadness.
Aside from processing and beginning to deal with grief, the cost of paying for a funeral can be a frightening proposition. Help is available, though.
Funeral Expenses Payment
This is government-funded through the DWP. Full details are available here.
If you are eligible you may get help with some of the costs of the following:
You can also get up to £1,000 for other funeral expenses such as funeral director's fees, flowers or a coffin.
The payments will not, however, usually cover all of the costs of the funeral.
You may qualify for a Funeral Expenses Payment if all of the following apply:
Find out more here.
How to apply
Click to print or download the whole of the Funeral Expenses guide.
You might be able to get other help to pay for the funeral if you're not eligible for the Funeral Expenses Payment.
Whatever the situation, and regardless of your circumstances, we are here to help.
Call our team on 01209 211684 24/7 for help and advice.