Funeral Payments

 

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. You might have to repay some or all of it from the estate of the person who died. Find out more information including how to claim.

 

Who is eligible?

You may be able to get a Funeral Payment but it 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.

 

Benefits and tax credits

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:

  • Income Support

  • income-based Jobseeker's Allowance

  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance

  • Pension Credit

  • Housing Benefit

  • Working Tax Credit which includes a disability or severe disability element

  • Child Tax Credit at a rate higher than the family element