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Funerals - expenses: Outline

Getting help with funeral expenses

Paying for a funeral is one of the most expensive 'one off' items that you will have to pay for in your lifetime.

Where financial provisions have not been made to cover the costs, there may be ways of either reducing costs or seeking assistance to meet the costs.

Assistance with the cost of funerals can sometimes be provided by the Department for Work and Pensions but it depends on your circumstances.  You can find out more information at or by contacting your local Jobcentre Plus office.

Most local funeral directors can organise funeral plans whereby arrangements and payment can be made in advance.

The money is then invested on your behalf, so that when the death occurs the pre-arranged funeral takes place and there is no additional money to be paid.

There are a number of national plans available and it would be advisable to call into one or two funeral directors' premises to seek further information and advice.

Contact: Bereavement Services

Department: Communities

Telephone: 01706 252539

Futures Park, The Business Centre, Bacup, Rossendale, OL13 OBB

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