Help With Funeral Costs
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Ascension Funerals and Memorials are not able to guarantee the availability of any social fund funeral payments as every family circumstance will differ.
The social fund may take into contribution towards the cost of a simple funeral within the United Kingdom.
Conveying the deceased to our funeral home chapel if they died away from home but within the UK
Cemetery fees or cremation fees
Contribution towards the fees of the funeral director
You can get help with the cost of the funeral if you or your partner gets one of the following:
Income-based Job seeker's Allowance
Council Tax Benefit
Working Tax Credit which includes a disability or severe disability element
Child Tax Credit at a rate higher than the family element
Full details are available on the notes sheet that comes with Funeral Payment from the Social Fund form SF200
If you are refused a funeral payment from the social fund you may be eligible to:
Apply for a Budgeting loan from the social fund using form SF500
Apply for a Crisis Loan from the social fund using form SF401
Check if there is money available from:
Bank or Building Society accounts of the deceased
Insurance Death Policies
Any lump sum payments made by a pension scheme or relative, (either yours or the deceased)
Ascension Funerals and Memorials staff will be pleased to help you fill the forms to help you make a claim for social fund funeral payment.