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Practical Concerns

Practical Concerns Following a Death

Following a death, it is important to settle the affairs of your loved one in a timely manner. You may not feel like dealing with anything at all, however, we recommend that you address essential issues as soon as possible to save further distress later on. Our advice relating to practical concerns details the aspects that need to be addressed in order to settle the affairs of your loved one.

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Who to Inform When a Person Dies

In addition to the doctor and registrar, there are many people and organisations that need to be informed following a death. It may seem obvious, however, the emotional turmoil following the death of a loved one can be overwhelming and cause aspects to be overlooked. Our list detailing who to inform serves as a reminder as to some of the main people and organisations that will need to be notified following a death.

  • Family and friends who are not yet aware of the death
  • The employer of the deceased
  • The solicitor so that the will can be released
  • Government departments such as HMRC, the local authority and DWP (depending on your local authority, you may be able to inform all departments through the Tell Us Once service)
  • Passport office
  • Home care and community care services
  • Other local support services
  • Banks and building societies
  • Insurance companies
  • Utility companies such as gas, electric, telephone and internet provider
  • Store cards
  • Credit cards
  • Investments such as premium bonds
  • Pensions
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Gardeners
  • Window cleaners
  • Subscription services
  • Health services such as dentist, physiotherapist and opticians
  • Royal Mail in order to redirect the deceased mail

Contact Arthur Peake & Sons

If you require further advice or information, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our caring team are here to support you through these difficult times. Call us on 01633 482291.

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