Sunday, March 12, 2017 | death & dying

Accessible undertakers

Co-op undertakers have premises that are wheelchair accessible at the following locations:

59a High Street, Bilston,  Wolverhampton, WV14 0EZ
Telephone: 01902 408208
Fax: 01902 492587

St Marks Road, Chapel Ash, Wolverhampton, WV3 0TT
Telephone: 01902 712 686

Help with funeral Costs

If you cannot afford to pay for the funeral of someone close to you, you may be able to get help from the Social Fund with a Funeral Payment.

You can only get the payment if you are on the right benefits, and it also depends on whether there is other money available for the funeral and your relationship to the person who died.

If you or your civil partner/spouse get Income Support,  Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income based Employment and Support Allowance,Pension Credit, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit,Child Tax Credit at a higher rate, Working Tax Credit with a disability or severe disability element, you may be eligible for help with funeral costs.

To get the funeral benefit you must be either:

The partner/civil partner of the person who died, the parent of a deceased child, a close relative or friend of the person who died.

In the case of being a close relative or friend, you must be able to  costs.

You will also be asked about any other money available for paying for the funeral –:

  • the dead person’s estate,
  • insurance policies,
  • pre-paid funeral plans etc.

You apply on form SF200 which you can get from your local JobCentrePlus:
Chapel Court Job Centre Plus, Queen Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 3AF
Telephone: 0800 055 6688

Buses number 1 and 713 stop in Market Street (stop AV)

Molineux House Job Centre Plus, Temple Street, Wolverhampton, WV2 4AU
Telephone: 0800 055 6688

Textphone:0800 023 4888

Busses 1,713 and 126 stop in Snow Hill.


Or you can download the form:

You can apply for the payment up to 3 months after the person has died, even if you have already paid for the funeral.

The funeral payment is paid by cheque and is usually written out to the funeral director.