Our professional and friendly
staff are always here to help


More Sunderland families choose
John G Hogg than other Funeral Director


More than 99% of people who used John G Hogg
rated the professionalism of staff as Excellent


Winners of ‘Funeral Planner of the Year’ for
our dedication and commitment to the community

Funding For a Funeral

If you intend to claim funeral expenses from the DWP, please inform us as soon as possible, we will help and advise you in every way possible.

If you are on a low income and need help to pay for a funeral that you are arranging, you may be able to get a funeral payment from the Social Fund. You may have to repay some or all of it from the estate of the person who has died.


  • Be the partner of the deceased at the time of death
  • Be the parent of the deceased child, or have responsibility for the deceased child and there is no absent parent (unless they are receiving a qualifying benefit or were estranged from the child at the date of death)
  • Be the parent of a still born child
  • A close relative or close friend of the deceased (and is reasonable for you to accept responsibility for the funeral costs)
  • In order to make a claim you will need to complete form SF200. We will provide the form and help all we can.

DWP claims are no longer dealt with locally to Sunderland, they are now dealt with by a specialised team in Balham, London and may take a little longer to be processed. See for a full up to date copy of the guidelines.

What Our Families Say Of Us

Thank you for your care and support during this difficult time. My sincere gratitude for everything you did. It was perfect. You said ”We will be with you every step of the way”,,,, How true you were with those kind words.
Angela, Ray, Daniel and Faye Parkinson

Our Pledge

“Many of us at John G Hogg have unfortunately been where you are right now. We have lost people who have been close family members and dear friends. It is inevitable that at some point in our lives we will all experience the hurt, pain and distress of losing someone we love and care for.

"We are here to help, support and guide you and your family through this sad and difficult time. We take away some of the burden that bereavement can leave behind, and allow you to grieve with your family, while we carry out the funeral arrangements for your loved one.”

John G Hogg

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