Help with funeral expenses
We are happy to help with the completion of the relevant paperwork to make a claim via the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP). However, although you may be granted financial help subject to certain criteria from the DWP, any payment made usually only represents a contribution towards funeral costs and does not generally cover the full cost of the funeral.
It is therefore likely that you will need to fund the remaining balance yourself and if this is the case, we can put you in touch with a reputable loan company or offer advice on government grants or loans which may be available. If the person who passed away ever worked for the Armed Services, had a War Pension or were members of a Trade Union, Society or Association with charitable connections, then we may be able to help you access funding from these sources. We will be happy to go through a comprehensive list of possibilities with you.
If you are concerned about financing the funeral before probate has been granted, please talk to the solicitor or executors of the will as funeral expenses can often be released prior to probate being completed. We will be happy to recommend a suitable solicitor should you require one.
If you find yourself in difficulties over the likely cost of a funeral, please don’t be embarrassed to raise the subject with us right at the outset so that we can give you advice and guidance that might help. Please be assured that, whatever your financial circumstances, you will receive a detailed written estimate from us so that the likely costs will be known at a very early stage.