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This leaflet explains the practical help that's available when someone dies.
PDF, 680KB, 6 pages
This leaflet explains the practical help that’s available when someone dies. It doesn’t go into detail, but explains where you can get more information and who to contact.
1 May 2013
Department for Work and Pensions
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