The Department for Works & Pensions
Caring for your family
You (or your partner) must get one or more of the following:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Pension Credit
- Housing Benefit
- The disability or severe disability element of Working Tax Credit
- Child Tax Credit
- Universal Credit
You can still claim Funeral Expenses Payment if you’ve applied for these benefits and you’re waiting to hear about your claim.
The Funeral Payment can help pay towards the following:
- Burial fees and exclusive rights to burial in a particular plot
- Cremation fees
- Doctor’s Fees
- Up to £700 towards the funeral director’s fees
- The costs for moving the body within the UK – but only for
the part of the journey that’s over 50 miles
To be eligible for a claim you must apply within three months of the funeral date, you can apply by filling in a form online or over the phone.
If you would like more information about getting help towards funeral costs or would like to speak to a member of staff, please don’t hesitate to call us on 02476 382124 or you can send us a message using our contact form and we will contact you as soon as we can. We are here to help and support you.
We are here to help and support you.
If you have any questions, you can call our 24-hour service on 02476 382124
Our Funeral Services
Dear Carly, Richard and all Chauffers
Grateful thanks for all the care and attention that you gave me and my family, whilst arranging and directing the funeral for Mr Watson. Your service, advice and kindness were exceptional. Once again many thanks.
Thank you for your care, consideration, compassion and professionalism with the funeral arrangements. A sad day made easier to bear with your support.
A huge thank you to you all. We felt so lost when our beloved mother past away, but you got us through it smoothly by showing us compassion and comforting us all in a very professional way.
Thank you so much for your kindness, help and support. After we lost our Mum, you helped us through a very hard time. Your thoughtfulness is very much appreciated.
Thank you so much for taking care of both my late mother and ourselves. You guided us through a very difficult time, combining professionalism and a very human touch.
Thank you most sincerely for all the help and guidance that we received throughout the funeral process. Everything went very smoothly along with the lovely contribution and beautiful flowers.