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Aston Lawyer, Solicitor
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Experience:  Solicitor LLB (Hons) 23 years of experience in Conveyancing and Property Law
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IS FUNERAL COSTS PAID IF NO INSURED

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IS FUNERAL COSTS PAID IF NO INSURED
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Aston Lawyer replied 3 years ago.

 

Hello there,

 

Thanks for your enquiry.

 

Is there any money in the Estate to pay for the funeral?

 

Was the deceased in receipt of means tested benefits?

 

Thanks

 

AL

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

im retired... no estate

Expert:  Aston Lawyer replied 3 years ago.

 

Thanks for your reply.

 

Well, the state do not automatically pay for a funeral. However if you are on pension credit, then your next of kin can apply for a Funeral Payment, which would cover the cost of a basic funeral.

Here is a link, explaining more- www.dwp.gov.uk › ... › SB16 - A guide to The Social Fund

 

If you are not in receipt of a means tested benefit, then I'm afraid there is no assistance.

 

Please let me know if you require any further clarification.

 

If not, I would be grateful if you could leave positive feedback.

 

Kind Regards

AL