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The following information provides options for financial support for individuals and families arranging a funeral.
If you're on a low income and need help to pay for a funeral you're arranging, you may be able to get a Funeral Payment from the Social Fund. For more information on the fund visit GOV.UK - Funeral Payments.
Funeral Benefit offers support to individuals and families whose incomes are slightly higher than the qualifying income for Funeral Support from the Government’s Social Fund, but still require financial assistance.
In these circumstances, our Funeral Benefit Policy may offer financial support towards our charges for burial or cremation. However, this does not provide any financial support to the charges incurred by the Funeral Director.
Eligibility will be based on meeting all of the following criteria:
*An immediate relative means the permanent partner, parents, children or other dependent relative of the deceased. The eligibility criteria may be extended to include others with responsibility for arranging the funeral where there is, for example, no immediate relative.
Support will consist of either a standard burial in a public or private grave at no charge, or a standard cremation at no charge.
Support will not include, for example, any additional charges for non standard burial or cremation including:
You can apply for Funeral benefit through the following ways:
If you require help with something in this section, please contact us.