Some people are eligible for either a Funeral Payment or Bereavement Payment that can help cover some of the funeral cost.
If you’re on a low income and need help to pay for a funeral you’re arranging, you may be eligible for a Funeral Payment from the Social Fund. If you or your partner are getting any of the following benefits or tax credits you may get some funding:
The Funeral Payment will usually be paid directly into our bank account. If our bill has already been paid by yourselves, the Funeral Payment will be made to you.
Phone the Department of Working Pensions (DWP) on 0845 606 0265 and ask for a form SF200. You can also download the claim form from the DWP website by clicking here.
If your husband, wife or civil partner has died you may be able to get a one-off, lump-sum payment of £2,000 that’s tax-free.
You may be able to claim Bereavement Payment if your husband, wife or civil partner had paid their National Insurance contributions (NICs) or their death was caused by their job and either:
Phone the DWP on 0845 604 3719 and ask for a form BB1
You can also download the claim form from the DWP website by clicking here.
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