Help with Costs

Funeral Payment and Bereavement Support Payment

Help with costs

Some people are eligible for either a Funeral Payment or Bereavement Support Payment that can help cover some of the funeral cost.

Funeral Payment

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:

To be eligible for a Funeral Payment you must also be either:

How benefits are paid

The Funeral Payment will usually be paid directly into our bank account. If our invoice has already been paid by yourselves, the Funeral Payment will be paid directly to you.

How to claim

Phone the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) on 0345 603 6967 for a form SF200.

For more information and to download the claim form from the DWP website please click here.

Bereavement Support Payment

If your husband, wife or civil partner has died you may be able to get a one-off lump sum followed by 18 monthly payments.

Who can claim

You may be able to claim if:

How to claim

Phone the DWP on 0345 608 8601 and ask for a form BSP1

For more information and to download the claim form from the DWP website please click here.