Supplementary Welfare Allowance assistance towards Funeral Expenses
In certain circumstances, if your family are unable to cover the cost of funeral expenses you can make an application for an Additional Needs Payment
from the Community Welfare Service by using the SWA1 and SWA5 application forms.
An Additional Needs Payment aims to help you meet essential, once-off payments which you can not reasonably be expected to pay out of your weekly income.
If your spouse or civil partner has died, you may be able to claim the One-Parent Family Payment
for up to two years after the date of their death or until your youngest child turns 18, whichever is earlier.
If you are taking care of a child that has lost a parent (or parents), you may qualify for Guardian's Payment.
Payments if someone dies because of work
Death Benefits under the Occupational Injuries Scheme