When someone dies, families often have to contend with changes to their financial situation. Money issues may be short term, for example, while you wait for probate to be granted, or you may find that your financial circumstances are permanently altered.
There are several benefits to which you may be entitled, particularly after the death of your spouse. The rules can be complicated, so ask your local social security office if you think you may be eligible.
The main benefits for the bereaved are as follows: