Funeral expenses and charges
Funerals can be both expensive and unexpected, but help is available to those who may find it difficult to cover the funeral costs.
Cemeteries and crematorium costs
Help with the cost of a funeral
If you're arranging the funeral yourself and receive one of the following benefits, you may qualify for help from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP):
- Council Tax
- Disability Working Allowance
- Family Credit
- Housing Benefit
- Income Support
To find out more, see the funeral payments page on the GOV.UK website.
Information about municipal funerals arranged by our Social Services can be found on our arranging a cremation page.
Page last updated: 28 September 2017