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What to do after a death in England or Wales: leaflet

A leaflet providing help and information about what to do when someone dies.

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This leaflet gives you help and information about what to do when someone dies including how to:

  • get a medical certificate which shows the cause of death
  • register the death
  • arrange the funeral
  • decide what to do with the person’s property and belongings

It also tells you about the financial help you may be able to get and the organisations who can give you support and comfort.

Some of the information is different for deaths in Scotland. Go to www.scotland.gov.uk or visit a Jobcentre in Scotland to get a leaflet produced by the Scottish government.

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Call the DWP leaflet line to order up to 50 copies of a leaflet. You can also order large print, Braille and audio versions.

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Find more information on GOV.UK

See www.gov.uk/after-a-death