Assisted Funerals (Public Health Funerals)

Assistance with Funerals

If you are on a low income and in receipt of benefit you may be able to get financial help to pay for the funeral of a close relative.

For more information please see the website.

For general advice on making arrangements after a death please see the Directgov website.

Under the provisions of Section 46 of The Public Health (Control of Diseases) Act 1984 Stafford Borough Council has a duty to arrange a simple funeral when residents die leaving no next of kin.

We will arrange for a simple cremation, costs for the funeral and administration costs are then reclaimed from the estate of the deceased.

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