It may sound obvious, but it is important that you inform the immediate family, heirs, neighbours and other friends and relatives about the death as soon as possible. Social media accounts can be closed or left as memorialised accounts. While government agencies and insurance companies are automatically informed of the death, other companies will not know, meaning that bills may continue to arrive.
Notify the immediate family of the death without delay
It is important that you notify others about the death as quickly as possible. Close friends and relatives are of greatest importance. All of those named in the släktutredning, the report of surviving current and former spouses and children of the deceased that accompanies the death certificate, must be informed of the death. You will also need to inform other people, such as relatives, friends, colleagues and neighbours. If this feels like too great a burden, you should ask someone to help you.
Government agencies and municipalities are automatically informed of the death when a doctor submits a death certificate to the population register. If the death occurs in another country, you will need to contact the Swedish Embassy in the country in which the death occurred.
Contact the companies that send bills after the death.
Some of the bills that arrive in the deceased’s name do not need to be paid immediately. Instead, you should contact the company that sent the bill and inform them of the death. The funds in the estate should primarily be used to pay for the funeral and, where necessary, to engage someone to deal with the estate inventory.
Social media when someone dies
Information about deaths may spread quickly on social media. You can close the deceased’s accounts on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Consider whether you want to close the accounts or leave them up. You can also leave certain social media accounts as memorialised accounts. You will need a death certificate from the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket). There is no need to do this yourself, it is quite OK to ask someone else to help.
Subscriptions in the deceased’s name should be cancelled or transferred to someone else. This also applies to agreements for electricity, refuse collection, TV and streaming services, telephony and home insurance. You should also review any memberships.
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