Help with the cost of my funeral
If you're not able to save enough to pay for your funeral then your family and friends might be able to get help with these costs. However, this will depend on their situation at the time of your
death and it's important to remember that it's the person arranging the funeral who's responsible for paying the funeral bill.
Your family and friends will need help from the executor or administrator of your estate to check your personal papers and accounts. They will find out what funding is available from your
estate to cover the costs of your funeral. For example:
- a pre-paid funeral plan
- an insurance policy
- any money in your accounts
- other assets
The Funeral Payment is provided by the Department for Work and Pensions.
The Funeral Payment provides a contribution towards funeral costs and is available to relatives or friends of the person who has died who are on certain benefits and have responsibility for organising the funeral.
To apply for a Funeral Payment the person organising the funeral should contact the Department for Work and Pensions:
- 0345 606 0265
- visit www.gov.uk/funeral-payments
Local council burial or cremation
Finally, where a person dies and where no arrangements are being made for their burial or cremation, the council must make these arrangements.
Information about this provision is available from individual local councils.
To find out which council area you are in visit: www.mygov.scot/find-your-local-council
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