You can claim a Funeral Payment using form SF200 or over the phone. You must claim within 3 months of the funeral.
There’s a different way to claim if you live in Northern Ireland.
Fill in the form
Print out and fill in the Funeral Payment (SF200) claim form. You can then either:
- take it to your local Jobcentre Plus
- post it to “Freepost DWP Funeral Payments” (you don’t need to write anything else on the envelope)
Apply over the phone
Call the Bereavement Service helpline. The adviser will also help you claim any other bereavement benefits you’re entitled to.
Bereavement Service helpline
Telephone: 0345 606 0265
Welsh language: 0345 606 0275
Textphone: 0345 606 0285
Welsh language: 0345 606 0295
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
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What you need to know
You must apply within 3 months of the funeral, even if you’re waiting for a decision on a qualifying benefit.
You can make a claim before the funeral if you’ve got an invoice from the funeral director. An estimate won’t be accepted.
You can appeal to the Social Security and Child Support Tribunal if you disagree with a decision. You must usually ask for ‘mandatory reconsideration’ before you appeal.