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States of Guernsey Assistance

The States of Guernsey Social Security provide a Death Grant which is a sum of money payable on the death of:

  • An insured man, his wife, child or widow or,
  • an insured woman, her husband, child or widower.

The amount of the Death Grant is dependent on the number of social security contributions made by the deceased.

Beckfords will help you complete this form on our first visit.

You may also be entitled to other benefits, Bereavement Payment, Bereavement Allowance or Widowed Parents Allowance.

We recommend you phone Social Security (tel.222500) to see if you are eligible.

They may require these documents:

  • Death Certificate.
  • Marriage Certificate if you have been widowed.
  • The deceased’s Social Insurance Card details.
  • One month’s bank statements.

Funeral Finance

At Beckfords we understand that a funeral can often be an unplanned expense that may be difficult to manage and to help with this we have arranged to provide a facility that will enable you to pay monthly over time.

Funeral finance terms may be flexible based on your personal circumstances and you can choose to spread the cost over a period of 12 – 60 months.

Just ask and we will help you with the application which is usually processed within 24 - 48 hours.