What to do when someone dies

Check what to do after a death - how to register the death, arrange the funeral and notify government departments.

Tell government about the death

Tell Us Once is a service that lets you report a death to most government organisations in one go.

You'll also need to tell banks, utility companies, and landlords or housing associations yourself.

Additional guidance

More information is available on GOV.UK: step by step guide including:

  • check if you can get bereavement benefits
  • deal with your own benefits, pension and taxes
  • check if you need to apply to stay in the UK
  • deal with the estate of the person who has died