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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?
im retired... no estate
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.
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