Caring for families for over 25 years

Saif

Grimsby (01472) 250150
Immingham (01469) 575050
email: info@nearandnear.com

Financial help towards the cost of a Funeral Service

There may be circumstances when the cost of the funeral service cannot be met, in part or in full. In these situations there are agencies that can assist the bereaved but this may mean that choices regarding the service are limited.

 

Help from the hospital where the person died...

The hospital may arrange the funeral of someone who dies in hospital if the deceased’s relative(s) cannot be traced or cannot afford to pay for it. The hospital may make a claim on the deceased’s estate to pay for or contribute towards the cost of the funeral.

 

Help from the council where the person resided...

The local council has duty to bury or cremate the deceased if no other arrangements can be made.

The council may make a claim on the deceased’s estate to pay for or contribute towards the cost of the funeral. 

If the hospital has reason to believe that the deceased’s relative(s) are able but unwilling to pay, the council in whose area the body lies should be asked to arrange the funeral. In either case, if there is reason to believe that the deceased did not wish to be cremated, a burial service will be provided. 
Hospital Authorities and Councils usually have a ‘Contract’ Funeral Director to undertake such services, providing a simple funeral.

 

Help from the Government...

Financial help from the government depends on many factors and the amount is capped. It is likely that any payment made will not cover the whole cost of the funeral.

To establish entitlement for financial assistance form the Government click here