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HOW WE CAN HELP

 

How can we help you?

A simple checklist that will help you through the basic steps that need to be completed following the death of a loved one.

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Practical Steps

All deaths need to be notified to the registrar for births, deaths and marriages, which needs to be done within five days in England, Wales and Northern Ireland - eight days for Scotland.

Registration of Death

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Helping you find a suitable funeral director who will help you provide the best send off that your loved one deserves.

Find a Funeral

Director

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What is

Probate?

Probate is a legal process that involves a person's estate, although it is not always necessary after someone passes away.

Paying for a Funeral

Find out if you are eligible for extra help from the Department for Work and Pensions.

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Most commonly deaths notified to the coroner will be completely natural, however if the cause of death is not certain, an inquest will made.

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Inquests & Coroners

It is important to deal with your bereavement and take care of yourself at this difficult time. NBS are here to guide you and ensure you are supported along the way.

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Dealing With Feelings

Stop Mail

After Death

Following a Bereavement you may wish to stop junk mail from being delivered to a property resided by the deceased.

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Frequently

Asked Questions

Find the answers to some frequently asked questions about bereavement.

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Instructing a Solicitor

Advice on fees and charges when seeking professional legal advice.

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© 2019 National Bereavement Service

The National Bereavement Service is a not for profit organisation. Registered address: Hilden Park House, 79 Tonbridge Road, Hildenborough, Tonbridge, Kent, United Kingdom, TN11 9BH. Company number 09333323