Still getting over this myself but anyhoos - my dad died on 09/01/2009 and we are starting to consider how mum will get on financially. Fortunately dad had a couple of pension funds and mum says that she thinks she has enough to get by on. As yet we haven't seen how much there is and whether this will prove to be correct (she never has been good with money but we are trying to respect her financial privacy as much as we can).
Anyway - she has told the state pensions people and straight away her pension has reduced quite considerably. Are there any other benefits we should be looking into (ie council tax relief, water rates relief etc etc etc)?
Also, my dad had a credit card in his name only (not attached to a joint account with my mum). Would this debt now be written off?
And here I am, wife neary 18 weeks pregnant with our first (twins) and my dad will never see them from the same world.