Meeting Funeral Costs

Funerals are expensive, and some people contribute to a payment plan to cover the cost of their funeral.If you are in receipt of a qualifying benefit, you may be eligible for financial help.

The Department of Social Development have set up a Bereavement Service – Free phone: 0800 085 2463.
You may contact this service to:-

  • Report a death to Social Security Agency
  • Check entitlement to bereavement benefits/ financial help
  • Make a claim for Bereavement Benefits
  • Make a claim for the Social Fund Funeral Payment.
  • N.B. We are able to provide you with D.S.D leaflet.

You can also find more details at, under Government, Citizens and Rights, in the section on Death and Bereavement.