After death practicalities: Organisations and people to notify
When someone dies there are many people to be informed, including various companies and organisations. The first week or so after a death is a very busy time: telling others, registering the death, making funeral arrangements, dealing with the will and disposing possessions and etc. The full reality of the death may not hit you until after this time, when friends and family may have moved away and the real pain of grief begins.
Whilst it may seem daunting, letting people know can avoid any distress caused by them contacting you unexpectedly if they are not aware. You may find it helpful to make a list of all the other people who will need to be informed by telephone or letter. You can work through this gradually over the coming days and weeks and ask other people to help.
If you are arranging the funeral, you will be the person responsible for ensuring the fees are paid, so it is sensible to check in advance if the deceased has money available (funeral insurance or estate) to cover the funeral costs
Funeral costs can be quite high so it highly advisable to obtain quotes from more than one funeral director. In other words, SHOP AROUND!
Do you want help to arrange to shop around for best funeral plan and the best deal for You?
Are Worried about paying for a funeral and consider yourself to be on low income?
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