Help towards the funeral costs
The department for work & pensions
Help towards the funeral costs is available from the department of work and pensions if you are on a low income and receiving certain benefits and tax credits. How much you qualify for depends on your individual circumstances.
You (or your partner) must get one or more of the following:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Pension Credit
- Housing Benefit
- The disability or severe disability element of Working Tax Credit
- Child Tax Credit
- Universal Credit
You can still claim Funeral Expenses Payment if you’ve applied for these benefits and you’re waiting to hear about your claim.
The Funeral Payment can help pay towards the following:
- Burial fees and exclusive rights to burial in a particular plot
- Cremation fees
- Doctor’s Fees
- Up to £700 towards the funeral director’s fees
- The costs for moving the body within the UK – but only for the part of the journey that’s over 50 miles
To be eligible for a claim you must apply within three months of the funeral date, you can apply by filling in a form online or over the phone.
If you would like more information about getting help towards the funeral costs or would like to speak to a member of staff, please don’t hesitate to call us on 01827 713240 or you can send us a message using our contact form and we will contact you as soon as we can. We are here to help and support you.
Our funeral services
We understand that saying goodbye to a loved one is a deeply personal and emotional experience. Our burial services are designed to provide a meaningful and respectful farewell, honouring the life and memories of your cherished family member or friend.
We recognise that every life is unique, and the farewell should reflect the individuality and cherished memories of your loved one. Our cremation services offer a compassionate and respectful way to honour their legacy, providing a sense of closure and comfort during this challenging time.
Throughout the years, we have taken great pride in supplying the highest quality funeral vehicles to our customers, with a wide range of modern and vintage vehicles to select from. We are very proud of our fleet of Jaguar hearses, limousines and vintage Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II hearse.
We offer horse carriages for funerals and memorial services. The carriages are available in a selection of colours including black, white, silver or plume and can be accompanied by either two or four horses. Our impressive horses and carriages are a fitting tribute for your loved ones final journey.
Coffins & Caskets
There is a large selection of coffins & caskets, to suit all budgets and preferences. All of our selection are supplied with a range of satin linings and matching gowns. They are available in a light or dark oak finish and can be dressed with wooden, gold or various coloured bar handles.
When choosing a cremation urn for a loved one, we understand how important it can be to make it as meaningful as possible. If you need help with the process, our team of professionals will be able to guide you and assist you throughout the process, as well as explain all the options that are available to you.
A funeral plan is an easy way to arrange the funeral you want in advance. A plan allows you to specify your wishes and pay for the funeral director’s services included in your plan. As our customers often tell us, that can bring peace of mind to you and your family.
There is a range of funeral packages tailored to the type of ceremony you would like for your loved one. In order to make it unique and special for you. We will provide you with a full estimate for the funeral, including all related third-party costs, before you need to confirm the arrangements.
A memorial is more than just a marker on a grave – it is a symbol of remembrance that represents a lifetime. It is a tribute to a life ended and perhaps a final gift to someone dearly loved. We offer a large selection of headstones at prices to suit all budgets.