Government support for funeral costs

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Arranging a loved ones funeral is difficult enough without having to worry about the cost. If you’re struggling to pay for the cost of a funeral, you may be eligible for help from the government.

There are a number of options available for you to consider, which may give you that helping hand you need.

Take a look below at the different options available:

You may be able to apply for a Social Fund Funeral Payment to help with funeral costs and we have information on who may be eligible and how to make a claim. Payment can only be authorised by the Department of Work and Pensions who can be contacted at

A Funeral Payment claim form (SF200) may be obtained from a Jobcentre Plus office or by calling the DWP Bereavement Service helpline (available Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm):

Telephone: 0345 606 0265

Welsh language: 0345 606 0275

Textphone: 0345 606 0285

Welsh language Textphone: 0345 606 0295

The claim form – which comes with notes and details of where to send it – can also be downloaded here.