Funeral Support Payment in certain circumstances can help pay for funeral costs if you live in Scotland. It usually will not cover the full cost of the funeral but it should help pay for some costs. It can be paid either to you or the funeral director who’s helping you plan the funeral. Arranging Costs that are covered can include the following:
If there is not enough money to pay for the funeral service you may be able to get a Funeral Support Payment if all of the following apply:
The amount you get paid will depend on how much money was left by the person who died.
Your payment will be less if the person who died left any money which could cover some, or all, of the funeral expenses. You’ll need to use money from the person’s estate to pay funeral expenses and debts before anything else.
These are the costs of the funeral which we administer and payout on behalf of the family. These include amongst others, flowers, crematorium or cemetery fees, in memorium notice charges, organists etc. This means that you will have one simple, itemised account to settle rather than having to keep heed of various accounts and settlement timings. At the outset, during the arrangement, we will provide a written estimate detailing the likely costs.
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