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Funeral Payment - What is a Funeral Payment?

If you are in receipt of certain benefits and need help to pay for a funeral you are arranging, you may be eligible for help through a Funeral Payment. How much you get depends on your circumstances and if you qualify.

What is a Funeral Payment?

If you are in receipt of certain benefits and need help to pay for a funeral you are arranging, you may be eligible for help through a Funeral Payment.

If you are paying for the funeral of a child under 18 or a stillborn child and the funeral took place in England, you may be able to get help from the Children’s Funeral Fund. You can still apply for a Funeral Payment for any additional costs that weren’t covered by the Children’s Funeral Fund.

You do not have to repay a funeral payment, but if the person who has died left money or property the Funeral Payment might have to be paid back out of that.

Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Age Rules: There are no specific age rules

Taxable: No

 

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