Probate Helpline

Bereavement Support

Professional Advice From Probate Experts

Dealing with the estate of someone who has died can be a challenging task. The Probate Helpline supports employees and their families when managing a wide range of legal, financial and administrative matters, at an emotional time.

Probate Helpline provides access to probate experts covering family disputes, validity of wills, power of attorney and obtaining probate.

All employees who are covered under a Canada Life Group Life Assurance policy or the immediate family of a deceased member can make use of the service. “Immediate family” can include a spouse, partner, registered civil partner, parent, sibling, child over 16 or carer. It also includes anyone who is dealing with the deceased member’s estate. If the caller is in the UK, access to the service is completely free.

Probate Helpline

  • Confidential advice on all aspects of obtaining probate
  • Financial guidance and legal matters linked to the bereavement
  • The Probate Helpline can assist with tax issues, the settlement of debts, family disputes, validity of wills, estate administration, gifts and legacies, power of attorney and more.

How To Access?

If you need to make use of this service, you can call 0808 164 3079 Monday to Friday from 8am to 8pm. Service is unavailable over bank holidays.
This service is powered by LifeWorks, an established name in the provision of business-to-business health and wellbeing solutions.

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Any questions? Contact our Customer Service Centre.

0345 223 8000

This website is for UK professional advisers only and is not approved for use by private customers.

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