E. J. Edgerton & Son

Financial Assistance

Funeral Payment

If you’re on a low income and need help to pay for a funeral you’re arranging, you may be eligible for a Funeral Payment from the Social Fund. If you or your partner are getting any of the following benefits or tax credits you may get some funding:

Income Support
Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
Pension Credit
Housing Benefit
Working Tax Credit which includes a disability or severe disability element
Child Tax Credit at a rate higher than the family element
Universal Credit

To Be Eligible For Funeral Payments You Must Also Be Either:

  • The partner of the deceased when they died.
  • A close relative or close friend of the deceased (and it is reasonable for you to accept responsibility for the funeral costs)
  • The parent of a baby stillborn after 24 weeks of pregnancy
  • The parent of a deceased child

How Social fund Payments are Paid

The Funeral Payment will usually be paid directly into our companies bank account. If our invoice has already been paid by yourselves, the Funeral Payment will be paid directly to you.

How To Claim

Phone the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) on 0800 169 0140 for a form SF200. For more information and to download the claim form from the DWP website please Click Here.

Bereavement Support Payment

If your husband, wife or civil partner has died you may be able to get a one-off lump sum followed by 18 monthly payments.

Who Can Claim?

You may be able to claim if:

  • You were under State Pension age when your partner died.
  • Your partner died because of an accident at work or a disease caused by their work
  • Your partner paid enough National Insurance contributions

How To Claim

Phone the DWP on 0800 731 0139 and ask for a form BSP1.

For more information and to download the claim form from the DWP website please Click Here.

We hope this information is helpful, if you need any further help or information, please talk to one of our funeral directors.

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