Other fees, such a funeral director, flowers, coffin and memorial, will still need to be paid.
In England, the Children’s Funeral Fund can contributeOpens in a new window up to £300 towards any reasonable funeral costs such as the burial fees, cremation fees and a coffin, shroud or casket.
In Wales, there’s a £500 contributionOpens in a new window towards the funeral and other related costs such as floral tributes, plaques.
If you live in England or Wales and you are getting certain benefits, you can also apply for up to £1,000 Funeral Expenses PaymentOpens in a new window to help cover some of the other reasonable costs.
In Scotland, the average payment is £1,700 for contributionOpens in a new window towards any reasonable funeral costs you need to pay for such as the funeral service or funeral car.
In Northern Ireland, you can get up to £1,000 for reasonable funeral expensesOpens in a new window for fees or items such as funeral director’s fees, flowers, coffin.
If you’re not using a funeral director, you can claim for some funeral expenses.