Help and support during one of life's most difficult times
Norwegian (Bokmål) 
Help and support during one of life's most difficult times
Norwegian (Bokmål) 

Financial aid

The expenses related to a funeral may be covered or reduced by benefits from Social Security (Folketrygden), funeral grants from unions, or payments from life insurance and pension insurance.

Social benefits

If the deceased received a pension from NAV, it will be paid the month the death occurs.

In addition, NAV provides benefits for funeral in certain cases:
  • Means-tested funeral financial aid up to 22 723,- NOK to cover actual funeral costs. The funearl financial aid is reduced by any estate, insurance, or pension that is paid out in the month following death, payments for the coffin, and similar. Contact NAV customer service (815 810 00) for complete details.
  • Benefits to cover transportation when the deceased must be transported over distances of 20km from the place of death to the place of residence (deductible by 2272,- NOK, adjusted according to the basic allowance in Folketrygden (Social Security).

Support is also provided by NAV for the funeral costs when the deceased was under 18 years old.

Hviding Funeral Home can ensure that the death certificate and form for funeral benefits is sent to Trygdekontoret (The Social Security Office).

We are happy to provide you with information about what rules apply to your situation.


A number of unions provide funeral grants for their members, in some cases also to the spouses of a member. We can deliver the application form for union funeral support.

Life insurance and pension insurance

The relatives must notify the insurance company (remember that the deceased may have insurance policies in several companies). Most companies have a form that must be filled out, which can be obtained by contacting the insurance company.
We have headstones, monuments, or gravestones on display at our Åsen location.
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Opening hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:00 - 15:00
Late opening hours every Thursday: 15:00 - 18:00

Emergency 24 hour phone contact: +47 51 82 00 50
Hviding Begravelsesbyrå (funeral home) has branches in Stavanger and Tau. We organize funerals and burials in municipalities including: Stavanger, Sandnes, Sola, Randaberg, Kvitsøy,  Klepp, Time, Gjesdal, Rennesøy, Finnøy, Strand, Hjelmeland, and Forsand.