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Can I get help with the funeral costs?

Help with funeral costs

You may get Bereavement Allowance if all the following apply:

  • Your husband, wife or civil partner died before 6 April 2017
  • You were 45 or over when your husband, wife or civil partner died
  • You’re under State Pension age
  • Your late husband, wife or civil partner paid National Insurance contributions, or they died as a result of an industrial accident or disease
  • If your spouse or civil partner died on or after 6 April 2017 you may be eligible for Bereavement Support Payment instead.

Help may be available if:

  • If you or your partner are receiving Income Support

    Or Tax Credits or certain other Benefits, then you may be eligible for a Funeral Payment.

  • The DirectGov website explains eligibility, what you could get and how you can apply.

    Full details and the online application form at the DirectGov website here:

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