Find out if the deceased had any insurance policies
Insurance companies will also get in touch as they have an obligation to inform the estate and any known beneficiaries in the event of death. Find out if there are any other insurance policies and survivor’s pensions that you may be entitled to.
Find out whether the deceased’s dependents are entitled to any other financial support and compensation
The Swedish Pensions Agency (Pensionsmyndigheten) will get in touch automatically if the spouse or children are entitled to a survivor’s pension. In certain cases the survivor will need to apply themselves.
If there are more than a single heir, prepare a distribution of estate document
Once the estate inventory is completed, you will need to document who is to inherit what. This is done in a distribution of estate document, which forms the basis for the transfer of ownership of property such as an apartment, car, etc. The distribution of estate document is also one of the documents for settling the estate.
Sole proprietor or partner in a company?
Visit verksamt.se to find out more about the regulations that apply when the deceased was a sole proprietor or partner in a company or a member of an economic association.
Ask others to help you
Do not hesitate to ask for help with what feels difficult and to receive help if you are offered.
There are many practical things you need to do. Take one thing at a time, starting with the most important.