If you are unable to cover the costs of the funeral, help may be at hand.
You may be able to receive financial help from the Department of Work and Pensions in the way of a grant or loan. If you are the person responsible for settling the funeral account and if you are in receipt of any of the following benefits:
- Income support
- Family credit
- Housing benefit
- Council Tax benefit
More information and guidance can be found on the Government website: