Our guide about who to notify when someone dies is intended to help you deal with these matters in a logical and timely manner. People and organisations to inform include friends and relatives, financial, healthcare and professional contacts. Knowing who to tell can help to take a weight off your mind, so you can focus on the things that matter. Although the list below is not exhaustive, it serves as a helpful reminder of the people and organisations that you need to tell. If you require any further advice, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Whether old or young, your loved one will have several contacts that should be informed following the death.
Notifying the nearest and dearest is essential. Domestic service providers also need to be informed. Contacts can include:
People have a number of professional contacts that should be informed following the death. They can include:
It is important to notify any financial contacts so that the deceased’s estate can be managed properly. Contacts can include:
To avoid bills stacking up unnecessarily, all utility companies and service providers need to be informed in a timely fashion. They may include the following organisations:
Notifying government departments of a death is relatively simple as they offer a Tell Us Once service. This means that you can inform departments such as the DVLA, DWP, HMRC, Tax Credits, Universal Credit, Passport Office, the local council, Veterans UK, and public sector pension schemes all at once. To find out how to use the Tell Us Once Service visit the government webpage.
The information you will need to hand when notifying people and organisations of a death will differ. Generally speaking, you will need their name, date of birth, address, and the date the death occurred. Some organisations may need additional details such as account numbers, licence numbers, National Insurance number, account references, customer numbers and so forth.
If you don’t have everything to hand at first, don’t worry, as all organisations will be happy to advise on the information that they require. Just make sure you have a pen and paper handy when you begin to make enquiries.
Our team are happy help you with all aspects following the death of a loved one. If you need more information on who to notify when someone dies, please do not hesitate to get in touch.