A Funeral Payment helps people on a low income with the essential costs of a funeral. You may be able to claim a Funeral Payment if you or your partner receive Universal Credit, Income Support, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance (income-related), Pension Credit, Working Tax Credit where a disability or severe disability element is included in the award, Child Tax Credit at a rate higher than the family element, or Housing Benefit.
Savings do not affect Funeral Payments, and other benefits will not be affected by claiming a Funeral Payment.
You can download a form (SF200) to apply for this grant from www.gov.uk or contact the DWP Bereavement Service Helpline:
Tel: 0345 606 0265
Welsh language: 0345 606 0275
Textphone: 0345 606 0285