Funeral Support Payment is a Social Security Scotland payment to pay towards some funeral costs for the person responsible for the costs per the following criteria:

  • You must live in Scotland
  • The claimant or partner has certain benefits or tax credits
  • The person who died lived in the UK the funeral is being held in the UK or in some circumstances in the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland.
  • This can be claimed from when the person has died, until 6 months after the date of their funeral.

For more information on Funeral Support Payment and to find out if you’re eligible to claim it, visit GOV.UK – Funeral Support Payment.

Social Security Scotland
Telephone: 0800 182 2222
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