At an emotionally difficult time, you may need help with funeral costs for a member of the Armed Focres community - we're here to help.
Help from the State
You may be eligible for financial help if you are on a low income or claim certain benefits. See the GOV.UK website for more information.
If the deceased died in Service
If the deceased died in Service, the Armed Forces will pay for many of the funeral expenses. Visit the GOV.UK website for more information.
If the deceased was a war pensioner
If the deceased was claiming a war pension, and their death was caused by, or hastened by an injury incurred while serving, you can make a claim for help with funeral costs through Veterans UK. You must make a claim within three months of the funeral.
How RBL can help
The Royal British Legion may also be able to help with some of the funeral costs following the death of a member of the Armed Forces community, including: spouses; dependants; or carers. Or we can help you apply for support elsewhere. To get in touch, please call contact centre on 0808 802 8080, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or use our Live Chat available from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week.
Help for non-veterans
For help with funerals for those outside of the Armed Forces community, visit localfuneral.co.uk, run by our corporate partner, Golden Charter - one of the UK’s largest independent providers of funeral plans in the UK, and visit ‘Help paying for a funeral’ from the Money Advice Service.