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Funeral payments

dannygentdannygent Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hello everyone hope your all keeping safe*** I have been refused funeral payments to help bury my father who sadly passed away in december.  The dwp turned me down because one of my brothers who is severely I'll with sickle cell  and has gout and  needs another hip replacement is working   has had contact with my dad that's their reason. I am deeply disappointed and depressed at their decison and I'm appealing.   Any advice and guidance would be appreciate .    Thank you al .  Kemi

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  • dannygentdannygent Member Posts: 2 Listener
    I think their actions are disgraceful dad had dementia. And was seriously  I'll  and  had to be put in a care home , I'm appealing against their mandatory reconsideration notice.   How can they expect a terminally I'll person to pay for a funeral when that person is constantly in and out of hospital and is on constant  medication and pain killer . This dosent make any fair sense.        
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,201 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome 

    I am sorry for your loss and having this to deal with as well 

    I'm not familiar with the criteria or eligibility for funeral payments but hopefully other members may be 

    You may also get some advice from welfare rights 
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 4,187

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  • MarkN88MarkN88 Member Posts: 1,302 Pioneering
    Unfortunately they are just applying the eligibility criteria to the circumstances. 


    It does state if another sibling is working then you may not be eligible. 
  • CressidaCressida Member Posts: 839 Pioneering
    @dannygent sorry for your loss. Some funeral directors do payment plans where you can pay in instalments if you cannot get help elsewhere. 

  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,522 Disability Gamechanger
    Funeral grants used to be pretty straightforward but like most benefits things have changed. Sorry for your loss and following problems.
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
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