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Bereavement affects people in different ways, there is no time limit and there is no right or wrong way to feel. We have advice on where you can go for help and support if you have lost a loved one.

What you must do after someone dies

There are three things you must do in the first few days after someone dies:

  • Get a medical certifcate from a GP or hospital doctor. You'll need this to register the death.

  • Register the death.

  • Arrange a funeral. You can use a funeral director or arrange it yourself.

You do not need to deal with the will, money or property straight away.

Page last updated: 06/08/2019 11:30
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