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 please follow this link.
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.