Help with bereavement costs and financial support

The increasing funeral costs and other expenses related to dealing with the death of a loved one, family member or a dependant add up quickly and can become a financial burden. The following information is designed to point you in the direction of help with bereavement costs and financial support regarding funeral costs, welfare benefits and credits, tax breaks, pensions etc. 

Bereavement Service Helpline 

Check if you are eligible for Funeral Expenses Payment. 

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) 

Information about taxes. 

Jobcentre Plus 

Information about benefits, loans, grants and funeral payments. 


Help with gaining access to benefits, grants and other financial help to those in need. 

War Widows’ Association of Great Britain 

Advice, help and support to war widows and their dependants. 

Department for Work and Pensions Bereavement Service 

Check if you are eligible for Bereavement Payment. 

Tax Help for Older People 

Free tax advice to older people who earn less than £20,000 per year. 

National Insurance Contributions Office 

Information about National Insurance contributions. 

Veterans UK 

Pensions and welfare schemes for members of the Armed Forces and veterans. 

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