Government step by step guide on what to do when someone dies (England and Wales)
Practical support helplines for bereaved people
Bereavement Advice Centre 0808 634 9494
National Bereavement Service 0800 0246 121
For information on benefits following a bereavement
The freephone number for the DWP Bereavement service and/or Pension Age enquiries is 0800 731 0469.
The number for general benefit enquiries is 0800 169 0310.
There is also a Welsh Language Benefit Enquiry Line 0800 328 1744 and a text phone service: 0800 169 0314.
Government advice on Bereavement Benefits (including bereavement allowance and child tax credits) is at www.gov.uk/browse/benefits/bereavement.
For information on wills, probate, inheritance and tax
HMRC have an online tool to help with tax, tax benefits and probate after a death. www.hmrc.gov.uk/tools/bereavement.
Wills, Probate & Inheritance: www.gov.uk/wills-probate-inheritance.
For legal advice
Civil Legal Advice 0845 345 4 345 or www.gov.uk/legal-aid/how-to-claim.
Citizens’ Advice www.citizensadvice.org.uk.
For housing advice
Shelter (advice about any kind of housing issue): 0808 800 4444 (8am-8pm Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm Sat-Sun). Calls are free from BT landlines and the main mobile providers.
For advice on debt
Step Change: www.stepchange.org or call 0800 138 1111.