Review benefits and other compensation

Immediately After a Death

Managing loss requires unavoidable expenses.

To help alleviate the burden of these costs, check to see if there are any possible Credits owed to the deceased, or Death Benefits that may be available to the Surviving Family and Beneficiaries.

Additional money may become available to the surviving family and beneficiaries during Probate, but this process typically happens later, and will take time.

Exclamation_Icon.svgImportant This is can be challenging when funds are needed sooner for ongoing living expenses, end-of-life care and Funeral and Memorial events. The steps in this section of the Guide can help to provide funds sooner.

Guides_Icon.svgRead More For more information about probate, the legal process that oversees distribution of a deceased person's assets, see the "Settle the Estate" section of the Guide.

Tasks

Immediately After a Death