The deceased’s bank account and assets would usually be frozen unless the bank account is registered as a joint account. A funeral invoice can still be paid through a frozen bank account if there are adequate funds. If you require the bank to do this, you must notify them and produce a certified copy of the Death Certificate as soon as possible.
Private pension schemes, insurance companies or trade unions may pay a sum on notification of the death, if the deceased was registered with any of these.
If the deceased had instructed a solicitor with regards to a Will, you must contact them as soon as possible. If the deceased has made a Will without contacting a solicitor, or a Will cannot be found, or a solicitor is not involved, you may need to seek advice and apply for Probate. If you are unsure DO NOTHING until you have received advice. We can put you in touch with advisors who can help.
If you receive income support or government benefits, you could qualify for help from the DSS Social Fund. You can obtain application forms from either us, or The Department of Social Security, Spring Gardens House, Princes Street, Swindon, SN1 2HY. Tel: 01793 489600.
Pearce Funeral Services
92 Ermin Street
Stratton St Margaret
01793 832 072
To discuss funeral arrangements please call us on 01793 832 072 or 01793 422 422 or visit us personally.
If you have any questions out of hours or would prefer not to call, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org