Making a Will

Making a Will

You can write a will yourself, but it is best to have someone else look at it, such as a solicitor or someone at Citizen’s Advice Bureau.
For your will to be valid, you must be 18 years or over.
A will must be in writing, signed by the person whose will it is, and 2 witnesses must sign it while the will writer is there.
The will should not be signed by someone who is a beneficiary or spouse/civil partner of a beneficiary.
For a will to be valid, the person writing it must do so voluntarily, without hindrance or pressure. The person must be aware of what s/he is doing.
Your will should include:

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Inheritance Tax

Inheritance Tax

Inheritance Tax must be paid on assets and gifts, if the assets or gifts are valued at over £325,000.
The tax is payable at 40 per cent on the amount over this threshold.

Bereavement Support Service

Bereavement Support Service

Wolverhampton City Council with partners such as the Hospitals Trust runs an excellent accessible Bereavement Centre from the ground floor of the Civic Centre, next to the Registrar for Births, Deaths and Marriages.
The centre is open on weekdays from 09.00am-4.00pm

Funerals

Funerals

Accessible undertakers Co-op undertakers have premises that are wheelchair accessible at the following locations: 59a High Street, Bilston,  Wolverhampton, WV14 0EZ Telephone: 01902 408208 Fax: 01902 492587 St Marks Road, Chapel Ash, Wolverhampton, WV3 0TT Telephone:...

Bereavement Benefits

Bereavement Benefits

Bereavement Payment If your civil partner, partner or spouse has died, and had been paying National insurance contributions, you may be eligible for a Bereavement payment – this is a one-off untaxed payment of £2,000. You may also be eligible if you...

Terminal Illness Benefits

Terminal Illness Benefits

The rules for claiming Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Attendance Allowance (AA),  PIP, and Employment and Support Allowance(ESA) are be different if you have a terminal illness. The ‘Special Rules’ apply if you have a terminal illness and, according to your...

Motability Contracts & the deceased

Motability Contracts & the deceased

If the person with the Motability contract is terminally ill and wants to get out of the contract, there is a thing called a settlement agreement – you have to have paid 50% of the total payment, then you request in writing for the agreement to be terminated. Motability gets the car back.

Compton Hospice

Compton Hospice

Compton Hospice provides care and services for people with cancer and other terminal illnesses and their families.
Free services include respite and in-patient care, social workers, physiotherapy, day care, home care nursing, and bereavement support.

Omega Care for Life

Omega Care for Life

Omega Care for Life is an end of life charity based in Shrewsbury. They provide bereavement support and work with carers looking after people suffering from long-term or life-limiting conditions. Omega delivers facilitated group sessions and encourages self-help and peer support. They also maintain contact with carers and former carers through the Omega Network,

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