The Department for Works & Pensions
Caring for your family
You (or your partner) must get one or more of the following:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Pension Credit
- Housing Benefit
- The disability or severe disability element of Working Tax Credit
- Child Tax Credit
- Universal Credit
You can still claim Funeral Expenses Payment if you’ve applied for these benefits and you’re waiting to hear about your claim.
The Funeral Payment can help pay towards the following:
- Burial fees and exclusive rights to burial in a particular plot
- Cremation fees
- Doctor’s Fees
- Up to £700 towards the funeral director’s fees
- The costs for moving the body within the UK – but only for
the part of the journey that’s over 50 miles
To be eligible for a claim you must apply within three months of the funeral date, you can apply by filling in a form online or over the phone.
If you would like more information about getting help towards the funeral costs or would like to speak to a member of staff, please don’t hesitate to call us on 01827 713240 or you can send us a message using our contact form and we will contact you as soon as we can. We are here to help and support you.
We are here to help and support you.
If you have any questions, you can call our 24-hour service on 01827 713240
Our Funeral Services
Yet again a fantastic professional and down to earth service from M G Evans & Sons. We have used them over the generations and still just as excellent as ever in tough times. An especially big thank you to Luke who leads the proceedings and gave truly fantastic service.
My family and I would like to take a moment to thank M G Evans & Sons for conducting my nan’s funeral today. Particularly Matthew, who was brilliant at his job, and very professional. The day ran smoothly and we trusted you completely to give my nan the send-off she deserves.
Thank you for your care, consideration, compassion and professionalism with the funeral arrangements. A sad day made easier to bear with your support.
Thank you so much for taking care of both my late mother and ourselves. You guided us through a very difficult time, combining professionalism and a very human touch.
Thank you most sincerely for all the help and guidance that we received throughout the funeral process. Everything went very smoothly along with the lovely contribution and beautiful flowers.
You showed us impeccable assurance and professionalism, treating our family as though we were the only ones amongst many. We feel extremely fortunate for you to preside over us.