Surviving the First 30 Days

Pet/dependent care
The funeral/memorial
Death certificates

Applying for benefits

Social Security
Veteran's Affairs

Thinking of the Future

Updating will
Filing taxes

Handling the Deceased's affairs

Will & Trust
Student Loans


Bonus Resources

  1. The Survivor's Guide Checklist – High level checklist to help you chart your progress.
  2. Survivor Resource List – Snapshot that explains who to contact, why, and how.
  3. Survivor Support Team – Worksheet to help you identify who can assist with legal, financial, emotional, and spiritual matters. In the first few weeks, you can use this worksheet to more easily answer friends when they ask "How can I help?
  4. Survivor Glossary – Simple explanations to common terms/words.