It is possible to obtain financial support towards funeral costs if you are in receipt of benefits but this is not the remit of Portsmouth City Council. Any such application should be made to the Department for Work and Pensions.
Before we can arrange the funeral, the death must be registered. The home of the deceased is searched for a will in order to find details of any interested parties and to locate funds to pay for the funeral. If details of friends and relatives are found, they will be contacted and informed of the funeral arrangements.