Guide

Funeral Support Payment
Last updated: 18 October 2019

Overview

Young Carer Grant launches on Monday 21 October.

While we're getting our online form ready for Young Carer Grant, you cannot apply online for the Funeral Support Payment. You'll be able to apply as normal for the Funeral Support Payment from 8am on Monday 21 October.

If you need to apply for the Funeral Support Payment before Monday 21 October, you can call the Social Security Scotland helpline free on 0800 182 2222. The helpline will be open between 9am - 1pm on Saturday 19 October and Sunday 20 October.

You can also apply by downloading a Funeral Support Payment paper form. Download a paper form to apply for the funeral of:

- someone who's 18 or over
- a child who's 17 or under

Funeral Support Payment helps pay for funeral costs if you live in Scotland. You can use the payment towards funeral costs for a baby, child or adult. This includes babies who were stillborn.

It usually will not cover the full cost of the funeral but it should help pay for some costs. It can be paid either to you or the funeral director who's helping you plan the funeral.

Only one person can get Funeral Support Payment for the funeral.

You will not be eligible if you've already had other government support for the funeral, this includes:

  • Funeral Expenses Payment (England or Wales)
  • Funeral Payment (Northern Ireland)
  • your hospital arranging and paying for your baby's funeral if you had a stillbirth