Greater Manchester Funeral Service Ltd
Greater Manchester Funeral Service Ltd 

Our charges to you and details of DWP assistance

Our charges vary depending on your requirements. These will be explained fully at your first consultation with us.

 

A traditional funeral leaving from your home address will cost £1650.00. This would comprise of a 24-hours-a-day emergency service for the conveyancing of the deceased from the place of death to our private chapel of rest during business hours. Care of the deceased and use of any of our three chapels of rest until the day of the funeral. Our professional attention and guidance during the funeral arrangements. Also liaison with clergy, cemetery/crematorium, and consultation with the medical profession or coroners officers in connection with cremation certificates or burial authorisation. The supply of our Clarke veneered oak coffin shown in our brochure, one hearse & pallbearers. And of course your family will receive a 100% personal, caring, dignified funeral service on the funeral day.

 

The price shown above is excluding disbursments and the following are not included. These can be discussed and added if required:

 

Embalming and preparation treatment

◾The use of our 7 seater limousines

Floral Tributes 

◾ A horse drawn carriage (Black or white)

Catering 

Press notices 

Lone Piper or Jazz band

Soloist singer or Organist

The use of our chapel of rest for visiting at weekends or out-of-hours.

 

 

Estimates

 

A full written estimate will be provided to the person responsible for the funeral arrangements prior to the day of the funeral. This will show our charges and details of the disbursements (fees paid on your behalf). All estimates given, signed and accepted must be paid in full after making and confirming the arrangements, before any professional services are undertaken. Any additions or overpayments will be finalised after the funeral.

 

The funeral invoice can be paid by cash, cheque, credit payment or bank transfer.

 

 

What are Disbursements?

 

Disbursements are fees paid out on your behalf. These include doctors’ fees, crematoria/cemetery fees, church fees and newspaper announcements. Our written estimate will show these disbursements. As we have no control over these charges, there may be variations in the final account.

 

 

All Clients, Please Note

 

Due to the costs charged by outside organisations such as cemeteries, church's etc., we request that family members try to assist us in maintaining the low cost of our funerals by making payment in line with the estimate given.

This requested payment will be required within 24 hours of making the arrangements and signing the estimate provided. Any additional charges can be paid after the funeral has been conducted, and any overpayments will be refunded in full.

A claim for assistance from the Social Fund can only be made if the applicant is the next of kin to the deceased, a close friend or a partner living in the same household, and is receiving one of the following qualifying benefits: Council Tax Benefit, Housing Benefit, Income Support, Personal Independence Payment (PIP) or Family Tax Credit. This applies to the applicant only, not the deceased.

 

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) assist with the following if sucessful:

 

Traditional coffin for burial/cremation

Hearse only

Cremation fee and doctors cremation certificates

Burial fee (within district price only)

Minister fee (if attending cemetery/crematorium chapel only)

Priest fee for Requiem Mass or cemetery/crematorium chapel 

Floral tributes

50% of the deceased transfer fee from place of death to chapel of repose if outside normal residential area.

 

 

There is no assistance from the DWP for

 

Limousines

Catering or Press Notices

Lone pipers or Jazz bands

Organist or Soloist

 

 

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