Social Fund (for Almoners)
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