The C.J. Williams Funerals Service of Telford

01952 505835

Frequently Asked Question's

Here are some of the questions you might want to ask. Please call us if there is anything else you would
like to know.

Q: What should I do when someone dies?

Q: Who makes the funeral arrangements?

Q: Should we hold a funeral service?

Q: Should a funeral service be left as a private event?

Q: Can a funeral service help me?

Q: Can children attend a funeral service?

Q: What type of clothing is usually worn to a funeral        service?

Q: Who issues a Death Certificate?

Q: What is a Coroner/Procurator Fiscal?

Q: Who makes the funeral arrangements?

Q: What about embalming?

Q: What does an average funeral cost?

Q: How can I obtain a simple funeral service?

Q: Can a family arrange a burial or cremation directly        with a cemetery or crematorium?

Q: Is there a difference in cost between burial and

Q: How much do cemetery plots cost?

Q: What are the funeral costs for a stillborn or newly
       born baby?

Q: Can funeral arrangements be made in advance?

Q: Who can get help from the Social Fund of The
       Department of Work and Pensions?

Q: Can a family add to the allowance received from
       the Social Fund for a Funeral?

Q: Can a funeral director make arrangements for a  funeral to take place at a distance?

Q: What procedure should be followed if a death
       occurs whilst away from home?


Q: Does the deceased have to be accompanied or
       have an escort when moved to a distant location?

Q: Do cemeteries and crematoria have chapels for

Q: If a family has no church affiliation, who will
       officiate at the service?

Q: Is there a fee for the minister for the use of the

Q: Can a Roman Catholic be cremated?

Q: What is done with cremated remains?

Q: Does anyone have to witness the cremation?

Q: How can I express sympathy?

Q: What is a memorial service?

Q: How can I give my body for medical research?

Q: Can I donate kidneys, etc.?

Q: What is Bereavement Benefit?

Q: What is Widowed Parent’s Allowance?

Q: What is Bereavement Payment?

Q: Can I get Widowed Parent’s Allowance and
       Bereavement Allowance at the same time.?

Q: If I am over the state pension age when I become        widowed will I receive extra Retirement Pension?

Q: If my husband or wife died as a result of their job
       would I still be able to get benefits even if they
       didn't pay enough National Insurance?

Q: Can I still receive benefits if I already have some
       contribution based ones?

Q: Am I still eligible for bereavement benefits if I was        divorced from my Husband / Wife?

Q: Can I get benefits if I remarry or live with my
       partner but we are not married?

Q: How does it effect my benefits if I work?

Q: What is a Social Fund Funeral Payment?

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