Help with Costs

If you are on benefits, we offer help to access several options for financial support

Social Fund – Funeral Payment

If you or your partner are getting a low income benefit and need help towards the cost of a funeral, you may be able to get a Funeral Payment. You can download the Funeral Payment claim form in PDF format. The form comes with notes that will help you fill it in. Once you have completed the form please send or take it to your local Jobcentre Plus office. Please find below a list of qualifying benefits. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or telephone 0141 647 8080.

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Pension Credit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Council Tax Benefit (or the Council Tax payer where you live gets a Second Adult Rebate because you are on a low income)
  • Working Tax Credit which includes a disability or severe disability element
  • Child Tax Credit at a rate higher than the family element

pdf icon Download a Funeral Payment claim form

 

Social Fund – Loan

If you need financial help with the cost of a funeral you may be able to get a Loan. You will have to pay a loan back, but you will not have to pay interest. You may be able to receive a loan if you have been getting income support, income-based jobseeker’s allowance, income-related employment and support allowance, pension credit or payment on account of one of these benefits or entitlements for at least 26 weeks. You can download the loan claim form in PDF format. The form comes with notes that will help you fill it in. Once you have completed the form please send or take it to your local Jobcentre Plus office. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or telephone 0141 647 8080.

pdf icon Download a Budgeting Loan application form

 

Social Fund – Widows / Widowers Bereavement Payment

 These bereavement payments and widowed parent’s allowance are all based on your spouse or civil partner’s national insurance (NI) contributions. By your spouse or civil partner we mean the person you were legally married to, or were in a civil partnership with, at the time of their death. You can download the bereavement claim form in PDF format. The form comes with notes that will help you fill it in. Once you have completed the form please send or take it to your local Jobcentre Plus office. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or telephone 0141 647 8080.

pdf icon Download a bereavement benefits claim form

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