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End of life planning

Thinking about the end of life can be tough, but being well informed can help us stay in control of the way we die. 

Making a will

It often gets forgotten - if you want to be sure your wishes will be met, then a will is vital.

Power of attorney

There are a number of reasons why you might need someone to make decisions for you or act on your behalf.

Financial support

If your partner has died you may be able to claim bereavement benefits. The benefits can help ease the financial worries you may face.

Living wills

A living will lets you indicate what type of treatment you want or refuse some types of medical treatment in certain situations.

When someone dies

Find out who to tell about the death, registering a death and paying for a funeral.

Contact your local Age UK to find local help with any issues associated with end of life


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Tips from widows

Following her own experience of bereavement, Jan Robinson published a book of advice, gathered from others who have also lost their husband.

For more information call the Age UK Advice Line on 0800 678 1602.
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