If you live in England or Wales find out how to arrange a funeral on Gov.uk.
Find out more about what to do when someone dies on The Money Advice Service website.
Paying for a funeral
Funerals can be very expensive. Check if the person who has died had a pre-paid funeral plan or any sort of insurance that might help pay for the funeral.
You may be responsible for paying for the funeral if you are the next of kin, a relative or even a friend. You can also be responsible if you are the executor on their will.
You may be able to use some money from the person’s bank account but there are rules about how to do this.
If no one can afford to pay for a funeral the local council will arrange a basic ceremony.
Help paying for a funeral
If you are struggling to pay for a funeral find out if you can apply for a funeral payment - see Paying for a funeral on the Money Advice Service website.
Next review due: June 2017