Register the Death
Within five days, report the deceased.
Examine your options if you find yourself in the following situations:
You should notify the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) as soon as possible if you want to suspend or amend your benefits payments.
Arrange a Funeral
- Make funeral arrangements.
- Consult your local government for bereavement services.
- Obtain assistance in paying for a funeral.
- Get assistance with the costs of a child’s funeral.
- Find bereavement support and assistance.
Notify the government of the death.
The Tell Us Once program is being used to notify all relevant public institutions when someone dies.
You’ll also have to inform banks, utility companies, and landlords or housing associations.
See if there are any bereavement benefits available to you.
You may be eligible for financial assistance.
Check to see if you can obtain:
- If your spouse or civil partner has died, you may be eligible for a Bereavement Support Payment.
- If you’re raising a child whose parents have died, you may be eligible for Guardian’s Allowance.
Take care of your pension, benefits, and taxes.
Depending on your relationship with the individual who died, your tax, benefit claims, and pension could all vary.
- If your spouse has died, manage your tax, pensions, and benefits.
- Examine the impact of a child’s death on benefits.
Check to see if you need to apply for a visa to remain in the United Kingdom.
If your ability to live in the UK is contingent on a deceased relative, you may need to apply for a new visa.
If you’re not sure about something, look up the regulations.
Keep hold of their estate.
You might have to deal with the deceased person’s will, money, and property if you’re a close trusted friend or the executor of the will.