Social fund claimants information

You may be able to claim funeral costs help if you are currently claiming one of many types of income support.

To qualify for help with the cost of the funeral, the person responsible for paying the funeral account and not the deceased person must be in receipt of one of the following benefits

  • Income Support
  • Pension Credit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Council Tax Benefit
  • Income based Job seekers Allowance
  • Working Tax Credit (Restrictions Apply)
  • Child Tax Credit (Restrictions Apply)

Your claim will be assessed and, if successful, the DWP will pay a grant towards some of the cost of the funeral.  We advise early contact with the DWP.

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