What to do when someone dies

What to do when someone dies

Loss of an adult
Loss of a child or baby

Loss of an adult

We know that dealing with the death of a loved one is a very difficult time and there can be a lot to organise. You don’t have to do everything yourself – always ask for support from family and friends and health and social care professionals.

To help make things as easy as possible for you at this difficult time we have created the following checklist. Please note that not every section may be relevant. Each link will open in a new tab so the original list remains open for you.

Loss of a child or baby

We are very sorry if you have suffered the loss of your baby or child. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this very difficult time.

This page is a checklist of things you need to do as well as links to further information and support. We hope you find this useful. Each link will open in a new tab so the list remains open for you.

1 What to do first SHOW


2 Registering a death SHOW


3 Arranging the funeral SHOW


4 Tell government about the death SHOW


5 Check if you can get bereavement benefits SHOW


6 Deal with your own benefits, pension and taxes SHOW


7 Check if you need to apply to stay in the UK SHOW


8 Deal with their estate SHOW


9 Care and medicine SHOW


10 Additional things to consider SHOW


11 Further help and support SHOW


1 If your baby is stillborn SHOW


2 If your baby was born then died SHOW


3 Arranging the funeral SHOW


4 Benefits SHOW


5 Further help and support SHOW


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