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Funeral Payment - What is a Funeral Payment?

If you need help to pay for a funeral, you may be eligible for help through a 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.

If you are paying for the funeral of a child under 18 or a stillborn child you may be able to get extra help. There are different schemes in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

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, and Northern Ireland

If you live in Scotland you may be able to apply for a Funeral Support Payment instead

Age Rules: There are no specific age rules

Taxable: No


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