Your Mother is Dead – Here Is The Bill For Her Funeral.
When Jades mother died, she was forced to pay for the funeral. To be fair, it wasn’t quite as brutal as that, but the effect was the same.
The 18 year old Blackpool lass has a £2,200 funeral bill to pay. At least it is well below the UK average. Jades’s mother Kym Jones, died of a sudden and unexpected heart attack. Jade was only living relative, so she had to organise the funeral and pay the bill. Like most 18 year olds, working part time, she hasn’t got it.
Jade used her life savings to pay for her mum’s funeral, but they were only enough to pay £1,244 of the £2,294 bill. As is usual, the funeral directors will not release her mothers ashes until the bill. So poor Jade can’t even start the full mourning process. Not until she finds another £1,050 from her £6.10 an hour part time job. Remember, she is a full time student.
As a full-time student, Jade is not able to claim financial help from the government’s funeral payment scheme. It is only available to people on a low income who are receiving certain benefits.
Paul Maynard, the Tory MP for Blackpool North and Cleveleys, said: “The cost of funerals is becoming an increased burden for those families who unexpectedly find themselves bereaved and don’t have the money to pay for them.”
Read more at: http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/our-region/blackpool/bispham/teen-left-with-impossible-funeral-bill-after-mum-dies-suddenly-1-8445921