Disbursements


Disimbursements

Come and discuss costs with us

Disbursements are essentially fees that we pay out on behalf of the family, ie: Doctor’s Fees where appropriate, Crematorium/Cemetery Fees and Parochial Fees etc. Our estimate will detail the approximate cost of any disbursements. However, you will appreciate that we will have no direct control over the charges, and they could therefore be subject to slight variations.These costs can then be settled by one single payment, rather than by many different bills to be settled by the estate.

We are here to get you through a difficult time so call us on 01508 494434 to find out more about our services. or email.

Doctors Fee or Cremation Forms

No one can be cremated until the cause of death is definitely known. There are two cremation certificates (forms 1 and 2). Each must be signed by a different doctor These certificates must be paid for and listed under disbursements on our estimate and account. The cremation certificates are not required when death is referred to the coroner.

Funeral Plans


Help with funeral costs

The following information should be treated as general guidance. We are not able to guarantee I availability of a loan, but we do understand how the Department of Work and Pensions makes a decision.

Who is entitled to help?

You may receive help if there is not enough money to pay for the funeral and you are responsible for making the funeral arrangements and you or your partner are receiving any of the following benefits:-
  • Pension Credit
  • Income Support
  • Housing Benefit
  • Working Tax Credit Council
  • Tax Benefit
  • Check what amount of money is available from:-

  • The estate of the person who has died, such as money from bank or building society accounts.
  • Any insurance policies or charities, lump sum payments made by a pension scheme or relatives, (either yours or those of the person who has died).
  • Any savings you have in a bank or building society, National Savings (including certificates and premium bonds) or in cash at home.
  • The savings may be in your name or the name of your partner.
  • The Widows Payment does not count as savings.
  • The social fund may make a contribution towards the cost of a simple funeral within the United kingdom.

 

We are members of the National Association of Funeral Directors