M G Evans Sons Family Funeral Directors Help Towards Costs

The Department for Works & Pensions

Caring for your family
Help from the Department of Works and Pensions is available to help towards the funeral costs if you are on a low income and receiving certain benefits and tax credits. How much you qualify for depends on your individual circumstances.

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

Testimonials

Thank you for your care, consideration, compassion and professionalism with the funeral arrangements. A sad day made easier to bear with your support.

Pauline, Jack West & Family

A huge thank you to you all. We felt so lost when our beloved mother past away, but you got us through it smoothly by showing us compassion and comforting us all in a very professional way.

Gaye, Hilary & Shelagh

Thank you so much for your kindness, help and support. After we lost our Mum, you helped us through a very hard time. Your thoughtfulness is very much appreciated.

Nikki, Kerry Lynn & Family

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.

Kerry & Peter Mann

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.

Terry & Jenny Jeffries

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.

Robert & Jennifer Hemming