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Paying for the funeral

Funerals can be expensive. So remember to check where the money for the funeral will come from before making any arrangements. Otherwise, you may have to pay the bill yourself.

Check first whether the person who has died had made any plans to pay for the funeral. The sections below give you some examples of what they might have arranged.

If no one is able or willing to arrange and pay for the funeral, the local council, or in some cases the health authority, may pay for the funeral. They will only do this if the funeral has not already been arranged. 

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