What to do when a service person or veteran dies

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Emotional and practical support for bereaved families and loved ones is available from government departments and approved charities.

Tell Us Once is a service that lets you report a death to most government organisations in one go. When you register a death, the registrar will give you a unique reference number to use the Tell Us Once service online or by phone. You must use the service within 28 days of registering the death.

The Veterans Welfare Service (VWS) help bereaved families by arranging access to all appropriate services. Help and guidance is available via telephone or face to face through a national network of Welfare Managers.

Veterans’ Gateway help to connect the bereaved families and loved ones of veterans with the organisations best placed to offer the advice and support they need.

More information and other relevant organisations

From: Ministry of Defence and Veterans UK

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