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Parents and funeral arrangements

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LovelyBath Sun 06-Mar-16 19:54:05

Background: My brother and I have difficult relationship with our parents. Both have MH problems and had quite a neglectful childhood, both got away as soon as we could in our teenage years. They divorced around that time. they still see each other and are quite co-dependant really. Now in their 70s.

Worried about what to do about what would happen if they should die. neither have any savings and survive on pension credit, in sheltered housing. Looked into funeral and bereavement payments, but seems they wouldn't qualify as wouldn't be considered as not married but divorced.

When we were teens they asked me and my brother for money for my Gran's funeral and family but upset when we didn't have any. Do you think this will leave me and my brother as their next of kin?

Any advice welcome. Both my brother and I went to uni and got degrees in the days of grants and have been independent since.

RidersOnTheStorm Sun 06-Mar-16 20:03:35

I think you and your brother would be responsible if they don't qualify for grants.

Mooseygoose Sun 06-Mar-16 20:05:21

I suppose you could refuse to bear the costs and they would have a state funeral.

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