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Father lived in a council flat, overdrawn in bank account, no money anywhere, just this pension from work. It states he had a lump sum of £16,983.77 in 2009 and total pension was £3,642.23pa. I am not sure I have answered what you require? apologies but I don't think there is any Estate.
Thankyou. The first charge on your late father's estate is the payment of funeralexpenses.
Whoeverarranges the funeral is responsible for paying for it although they are able toreclaim it from any money left by your father or to which he is entitled to.
Ifthere is no money, the local authority will pay for the funeral but you need toget that agreed before instructing the funeral director or, advise the funeraldirector that you have no money to pay for the funeral and neither does yourfather and that it will therefore have to be arranged by the local authority.They are used to doing this and will know who to contact.
Withregard to the pension, if some money does come to the children (which seemshighly likely on these facts) it should be used to repay the local authorityfirst.
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