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Helping with your funeral costs

The following information should be treated as general guidance. We are not able to guarantee the availability of a loan, but we do understand how the Department of Social Services makes a decision.

The Department of Social Security, or Benefits Agency as they are more commonly known, may provide financial support subject to certain criteria. The procedure for making a claim can be complex; however our staff is fully conversant with the current procedures and will assist you. Our experience can often be valuable in reaching a prompt and successful conclusion. It is essential that we are advised prior to funeral arrangements being made if you intend to make a claim and we will be happy to guideyou.

Who is entitled to help?

You may receive help if there is not enough money to pay for the funeral service and you are responsible for making the funeral arrangements and you or your partner are receiving any of the following benefits:

Check what amount of money is available from:

The social fund may make a contribution towards the cost of a simple funeral within the United Kingdom. This includes:

39-41 Wilson Street, Largs, Ayrshire, KA30 9AQ, Telephone: 01475 670031 Fax: 01475 674965

44 Main Street, Beith, KA15 4AA, Telephone: 01505 502323 Fax: 01505 502 323

23 Main Street, Dalry, KA24 5DP, Telephone: 01294 832830


Arranging the funeral of a loved can seem a
daunting process but your funeral director can take care of
most aspects and will give you professional advice regarding
any aspects that are unclear.

The information included here in our website covers most
common queries but Robert Rarity Funeral Services would
be pleased to answer all your questions, help you through
a difficult time and make all the necessary funeral arrangements.