Public health funerals

Help with funeral expenses

If you are finding it difficult to pay for a funeral you may be able to get help.

You can get a Funeral Expenses Payment if all of the following apply:

  • you get certain benefits or tax credits
  • you meet the rules on your relationship with the deceased
  • you’re arranging a funeral in the UK, the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland

If the person who died was a war veteran, you may also be able to get help from Veterans UK. You don't have to be on benefits to claim but if you are also claiming a Funeral Expenses Payment it may affect how much you get from the Veterans Agency.