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Government advice on what to do after a death from Covid-19

 

General advice

Government step by step guide on what to do when someone dies (England and Wales)

Government advice for Northern Ireland

Government advice in Scotland

Moneysaving Expert: What to do after someone dies.

Bereavement Advice Centre

Money Advice Centre - government website and helpline

National Bereavement Service - Practical Steps

 

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.

Down to Earth: funeral costs on a low income

Funeral Guide

 

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