Help with funeral costs
You may be able to receive a funeral payment if you are in receipt of a number of qualifying benefits. How much depends on your circumstances and if you qualify.
To be eligible for a Funeral Payment towards the cost of a funeral, you must be in receipt of one of the following qualifying benefits:
- Income support
- Income based job seekers allowance
- Income related employment and support allowance
- Pension credit
- Housing benefit
- Disability or severe disability element of working tax credit
- One of the extra elements of child tax credit
- Universal credit
If there is a close relative of the deceased who is not in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits, you may not be able to claim Funeral Payment.
The amount payable can depend on your circumstances.