The Co-operative Funeralcare - Your Guide to a Funeral


What to do when someone dies

Funeral Expenses Payment You may be able to receive a Funeral Expenses Payment (also called a Funeral Payment) if you get certain benefits and need help to pay for a funeral you’re arranging. Your Funeral Expenses Payment will be deducted from any money you get from the deceased’s estate. The estate includes any money or property they had but not a house or personal things left to a widow, widower or surviving civil partner. What you’ll get Funeral Expenses Payment can help pay for some of the costs of the following: • burial fees for a particular plot • cremation fees, including the cost of the doctor’s certificate • travel to arrange or go to the funeral • the cost of moving the deceased within the UK, if it’s being moved more than 50 miles • death certificates or other documents • you can also get up to £1,000 for any other funeral expenses, such as funeral director’s fees, flowers or the coffin The payment will not usually cover all of the costs of the funeral. How much you get depends on your circumstances. This includes any other money that’s available to cover the costs, for example from

an insurance policy or the deceased person’s estate. Find out more, including how to claim by visiting:


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