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Help toward the cost of a funeral can be provided by the government in some instances, there is certain criteria to be met for those who may be eligible, however.
The funeral expense payment from the government can assist toward the cost of:
You can receive a payment toward the cost of any other funeral expenses, such as funeral director’s fees, flowers or the coffin. You can get up to £1,000 toward this cost. In most cases the payment will not usually cover all of the costs associated with the funeral. The amount you receive is dependent on your circumstances, and it will take into consideration any other money that is able to be used to cover the funeral costs such as an insurance policy.
The payment can be made one of two ways, either into your bank, building society or credit union account if you have already settled the invoice. Alternatively the payment can be made directly to us if you have not yet settled the invoice.