Antoinette Sandbach – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Work and Pensions

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Antoinette Sandbach on 2015-11-10.

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what financial assistance is available for parents who have lost children to pay for funeral costs.

Justin Tomlinson

The Social Fund Funeral Expenses scheme provides help towards the cost of a funeral for people on qualifying benefits. Awards cover the full necessary costs involved with either burial or cremation and up to £700 for other funeral expenses. Social Fund Budgeting Loans are also available to help those on income related benefits to cover the costs relating to funeral expenses.