Help With Costs

Funeral Costs

If you are on benefits, we offer help to access several options for financial support, Birrell Corrance Funeral Directors of Glasgow can help sort out the details, while you prepare for everything else. Visit us in Glasgow and Cambuslang.

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 771 4800.

• 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
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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 771 4800
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Birrell Corrance Funeral Directors are on hand to help guide you through the maze of funeral costs. We'll help you arrange the right cover for you.

Call 0141 771 4800 or 0141 237 4770

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 771 4800.
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Pre-Paid Plans

A variety of options to arrange and pay for a funeral in advance, over a period of time if you wish.

The death of a loved one or relative is always a traumatic and distressing experience for those that have been bereaved.

To help ease their burden, at such an emotional time, you may want to consider a pre-arranged, pre-paid, funeral plan.

Investing in a plan will help ease the worry about meeting the costs of the funeral and the arrangements.

Payments into a plan can be spread over a number of months or can be paid for with a one off instalment.

The Gold Charter

Golden Charter Funeral Plans, of which we are members, provide a wide and comprehensive range of pre-paid plans. One of our highly trained staff will be happy to discuss your personal requirements and make all the necessary arrangements on your behalf.
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