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Funeral Support Payment - Receive up to £1300

Funeral Support Payment – Receive up to £1300

Social Security Scotland are now responsible for funeral payments and anyone who is eligible could receive up to £1300 financial help towards funeral costs.

To be able to apply for this assistance you will require to live in Scotland and the person who died lived in the UK.  You will require to be responsible for the funeral (named on funeral bill) and the nearest relative to the person who has died.  You can apply for assistance up to 6 months after the person has died

You or your partner will also require to be in receipt of child tax credit/universal credit/income support/pension credit/housing benefit/income based jobseekers allowance/income related employment and support allowance/working tax credit if it includes disability or severe disability element.

 To apply you will require to have registered the death of the person who has died. You can apply online at

 You can also phone Social Security Scotland on Tel: 0800 182 2222 to make your application. An advisor can help you make your application at your own pace.