Social Fund (for Almoners)

Funeral Payments

This fund can offer help with funeral costs if the person arranging the funeral is on low income.  It is a one-off tax free payment

Who can get help?

The person responsible for the arrangements needs to be on one of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income based Employment and Support Allowance
  • Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Council Tax benefit

How to Claim

Contact Job Centre Plus for a claim form by visiting www.direct.gov.uk or ring the Social Fund Enquiries line – 0845 6088 671

What Help is Given?

The Social Fund helps pay for a simple, respectful, low cost funeral.

Please contact your Lodge Almoner or the Area Assistant Almoners for more information.


Posted in Almoners on January 3rd, 2013 by David Clough

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