Funeral Expenses Payment

Funeral Expenses Payment

This service is provided by the government, to support people who claim certain benefits to help pay for a funeral.

This payment does not usually cover all of the costs of a funeral.

How much you get depends on your circumstances, and also includes any other money that’s available to cover the costs, for example from an insurance policy or the deceased person’s estate.

If the deceased had a pre-paid funeral plan, you can only get up to £120 to help pay for items not covered by their plan. The money will be paid directly to Co-op Funeralcare if you have not paid yet.

A Funeral Expenses Payment claim form (SF200) may be obtained from a Jobcentre Plus office, or can be downloaded here. However, the easiest way to claim Funeral Expenses Payment is by phone. Call 0800 731 0469 and choose option 2.

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