What To Do After a Death
The following leaflets provide detailed advice on what to do after a death in Scotland (including arranging and meeting the costs of a funeral):
Help With Funeral Costs
The Funeral Payment is provided by the Department for Work and Pensions. This provides a contribution towards funeral costs and is available to relatives or friends of the person who has died who are on certain benefits and have responsibility for organising the funeral.
To apply for a Funeral Payment the person organising the funeral should contact the Department for Work and Pensions:
- 0345 606 0265
- visit Funeral Expenses Payments (Opens in a new window or downloads a file)
Please be aware that any fees charged by a funeral director will be in addition to the lair and interment fees shown above.
Help Following a Bereavement
For help and advice following a bereavement, please contact our Registration Service. We can assist you with:
- making an appointment to register a death
- using the Tell Us Once Service
- purchasing a lair
- arranging an interment