Any saved monies could then possibly be used for a memorial service. Likewise, some people may not be able to afford a high street undertaker but still wish to use an undertaker. In this case, Steps 1, 2, 3, and 4 should be looked into, as well as Disbursements, Cremations, and Burials.
It is always worth checking to see if the deceased had a life insurance policy. This of course can either pay or help towards the costs. If you are on a tight budget or social security benefits, you should first check with your local social security office to enquire if you are entitled to financial help towards the funeral costs.
Crime Related Deaths
If the deceased has died as a result of a crime, then compensation may be able to be claimed. You usually have to claim within two years of the crime, and the crime must have been reported to the police before you apply. If in doubt always check with either the police or a solicitor.