Funeral concerns

PEOPLE are being advised to plan ahead for their funerals to avoid families being caught short for arrangements which can cost thousands of pounds.

The advice emerged from the Leader editorial clinic last week where Upper Bann MLA Dolores Kelly revealed she had dealt with a number of clients who were struggling to meet funeral expenses.

Some people on benefits may be entitled to up to £700 in funeral expenses.

For more information you can contact Banbridge CAB or ask for a Funeral Payment claim form (SF200) by contacting your nearest Social Security or Jobs and Benefits office.