If you are on benefits help is availble from the Department of Work and Pensions to cover some of the costs of a funeral. However the amount you are entitled to will depend on your circumstances.
You can usually get help to cover the costs of a simple cremation and service. In addition, £1000 is availble to help you with other costs related to the funeral such as purchasing a coffin, funeral directors fee’s and flowers.
This amount does not need to be repaid but may reclaimed by the government from the deceased’s estate if they have enough money.