Following the death of a loved one, moving forward can be traumatic and stressful. Knowing where to start is often the hardest part.

With this in mind we have selected a series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to our Liaison Team.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does it cover the whole cost of the funeral?

A: The Funeral Payment from the DWP is only a contribution towards the Funeral Bill. However in some cases where additional grants and funding could be available, it is possible to cover the whole cost.


Q: Who can apply for funding?

A: Normally the Next-of-Kin or Executor, however if there are no living relatives a close friend may apply.


Q: Is there a cost for this service?

A: No. It is totally free and confidential to the family.


Q: How long does the application process take?

A: We aim for a 2 - 4 week completion, but in some cases it may take longer. The Funeral may still go ahead prior to the application being completed.



My Mother died a few months ago, although we were aware of my Mother's wishes we were unaware of the cost of a funeral. As a family we were able to cover some of the costs but not the entire funeral bill. We didn't know what to do! So when a friend recommended The Funeral Funding Service to me I gave them a call. Not knowing what to expect. In fact they were amazing they listened to what we had to say and allocated a Liaison Officer to meet with us and discuss our options.This made a difficult time a little easier knowing there were people who cared and could be of support to us.Thankyou for all your help and support.


Mrs K. from kent.