When someone has died
We can help you tell the people who need to know.
When someone has died, there are lots of things that need to be done, at a time when you probably least feel like doing them. One of these is contacting government departments and local council services that need to be told.
We are providing a service which we hope will make things easier. This new service means that you can just tell us and these organisations will be contacted.
How the service can help you
When someone has died, their death needs to be registered with the Registrar.
Once that’s done, several other organisations may have to be contacted and given the same information.
We can help you to give the information to the Department for Work and Pensions and they can pass on this information to a number of other government departments and local council services for you.
Where can I get this service
- Tell Us Once is available at the registration of death
Information you will need to use the service
To make sure the right information is given to any organisations we contact for you, and so that you get the most out of the service, it will help if you can bring along with you the following information about the person who has died:
- Their national insurance number and date of birth
- Details of any benefits or services they were receiving
- Their cause of death certificate
- Their driving licence or driving licence number
- Their passport or passport number
We may also ask you for information about:
- Their next of kin
- Any surviving husband, wife or civil partner
- The person dealing with their estate
You must obtain the agreement of the persons listed above if you are going to provide us with information about them.
Page Last Updated: 13 May 2013