What to do when someone dies

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It can be a confusing time following a death and difficult to know what you need to do first, especially when you experience it for the first time.

There can be some complex procedures to follow, depending on whether the person died in hospital, at home, a public place or overseas. Where the person has died will also affect the type of documentation that you are given.

There can be a lot of people to inform about the death. Find more information on how to let companies and organisations know of the death.

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