Help with funeral costs

If you are on qualifying benefits you may be able to get a Social Fund Funeral Payment from the DWP (Department of Work and Pensions).
Please be aware that other factors may affect your ability to make a successful claim.

The maximum award will cover the cremation fees + any doctors’ fees + £700 towards the funeral provider’s costs. We recommend you make your application by telephone as soon as possible on 0333 4444524.

If you are eligible for help Go Direct Cremations will immediately provide the provisional date plus a full and final invoice that the DWP will need to begin processing your claim.

Please note that, in order to protect you from incurring costs, we will not be able to begin looking after your loved one until the DWP has confirmed that an award will actually be made, which could take up to 6 weeks.
We may be able to move forward more quickly if you or a representative can provide a deposit.

Naturally, this would be partially or fully refunded if you receive an award from the DWP. Our friendly team will be happy to discuss your situation in complete confidence.


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Our mission is to change the funeral experience. We feel that in today’s more secular world, the desire and need for a big ceremony is no longer a prime wish for many people.

There is a move towards a simpler, cheaper yet just as dignified send-off for our loved ones.

Many families are surprised by the unexpected costs of a traditional funeral. They may be saddled with the burden of debt and Go Direct Cremations offers a simpler low-cost alternative.

We will not, however, compromise in maintaining the dignity deserved by the deceased.

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