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.
Your entitlement depends on the benefits you're getting, your relationship with the person who died and any other money, other than your personal savings, that may be available to help with the cost of the funeral. You might also have to repay some or all of it from the estate of the person who died.
We help lots of people apply for Funeral Payments so please ask if you need some help. Alternatively, you can pick up a Funeral Payment claim form by contacting your local Jobcentre Plus office.
The government now makes much of its service information available on-line via "DirectGov". You can find more details about Funeral Payments from the Social Fund here.
The following links may also be useful:
- Download Funeral Payment claim form (PDF document)