Releasing funeral funds

Important information

Our Bereavement Services Department is currently experiencing high volumes which are resulting in prolonged delays. We sincerely apologise for this. If you have sent in a request we will do our best to get to it as soon as possible. For urgent queries please contact our dedicated Open24 Bereavement Line on 01 212 4077.

Unfortunately, funerals are a large and unexpected expense. It's easy to be caught unaware. It is possible to release funds from the account of the deceased to pay for funeral expenses. These funds may be released before the formal administration of the estate is complete.

Funds cannot be released for certain expenses, such as the headstone until we receive the Grant of Representation.

Documents we need to release funeral cost funds

  • Certified copy of the death certificate
  • Written request from the executors or from the next of kin for payment
  • An itemised invoice from the funeral directors

To learn more about releasing funeral funds, contact our dedicated Bereavement Services Team.

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