Comments: Things I have learnt in the past couple of days

Omg what a bureaucratic mess.
We had something a little bit similar when my brother died, it was weeks before we could start planning the funeral and in the meantime everything was in limbo.
My commiserations to you both.

Posted by Caroline Greenwell on 25 January, 2022 at 8:34 PM

Commiserations to you both. We had a similar situation with my mother where the GP was much less than helpful although thankfully the police did not get involved.

Posted by Debster on 25 January, 2022 at 10:40 PM

When my father died, we didn't tell organizations like his bank etc. immediately, so at least the bills kept being paid. When you do get a death certificate, get lots of official copies; you are not then reliant on firms sending them back to you promptly (which they don't).

Posted by Tim W on 26 January, 2022 at 7:42 AM

Just to point out that anything we thought we knew, having handled the estates of Mr BW's Dad and Nan previously, is totally different now, because of covid.

The problem is that even the bereavement departments of the various organisations do not know what is required now that all regulations have been dropped and employees are back at work or about to go back. A lot of, "I believe that, but you'll need to check again..." has been heard.

We had 10 copies of death certificates previously. Most organisations will now allow 'electronic copies', so they say (as there is no-one in post rooms opening mail).

Posted by Blue Witch on 26 January, 2022 at 8:06 AM

This sounds like mega-shit! So sorry for you.

Posted by allotmentqueen on 27 January, 2022 at 12:22 AM

Bloody hell!
That is awful. As you say, how to make a sad situation into a bad one.

Posted by delcatto on 28 January, 2022 at 3:01 PM

We were lucky that Nanna Rose could have her funeral just over two weeks after she died, but the inheritance issues are still unresolved over three months later and, indeed, have only just got going in the last two weeks. Continued condolences and good luck. x

Posted by Darren Rigby on 30 January, 2022 at 5:17 PM