Are you worried about paying for a funeral?
Funeral costs worry many people, however there are various ways you can keep costs down and sources of funding you can explore to get the help you need.
This guidance is essential for anyone struggling with a funeral bill. Follow it carefully to ensure you don’t miss or rule out any potential financial support.
The guidance covers six important areas that may help you to pay for funeral costs:
- Money from the deceased person's estate
- Government support and the Department of Work and Pensions
- Charities (non-work related)
- Repayment plans and loans
If you do not have the funds to pay for a funeral you can approach the local council where the person died and ask for a public health funeral. If the person died in hospital, speak to the bereavement office there first. See our page on public health and hospital funerals for more information.
Need support before the funeral has taken place? Check out our reducing funeral costs tool.