The UK government has put in place a legal obligation to help families in the form of benefits. If your family is eligible you can receive money to aid with your living costs. In this article we discuss the Funeral Payment. It is a “death benefit” and you can get it if you are living on low income and enquire assistance with paying for a funeral you are arranging. The amount you receive is based on each individual family’s circumstance and eligibility.
To receive a funeral payment benefit in the UK you are required to prove your relationship to the deceased and already be getting some sort of tax credits or benefits. Funeral costs are usually higher than expected therefore it is important to get all the help you can with the preparations. You can choose to get help with funeral plans. For example, this homepage gives you all the information you need to know before having a funeral. Don’t let the unexpected costs ruin the celebration of your life and plan ahead.
Another reason why you shouldn’t rely on benefits is that you might have to repay what you receive. You will be required to pay the Funeral Payment if you receive money from the deceased relative’s or close friend’s estate. This can include money and property. It can be in the form of a house or just any valuable personal objects.
It is always a stressful time for any family to go through the passing of a loved one. You can never predict when this will happen but you can certainly arrange the best funeral plan and benefits to accommodate everyone’s needs and look out for your family members. The options discussed in this article will hopefully plant a seed and help you make up your mind before it is too late.