When someone has died there are a lot of things that need to be done and often at a time when you least feel like doing them. One of those things is registering the death with the Registrar. Once that is done, several organisations may have to be contacted and given the same information.
Tell Us Once is a service where the Registrar will give information to the Department for work and Pensions; it is then passed on to a number of other government departments and local authority services. The service is free and can save you a lot of time and effort.
They will contact the following organisations on your behalf:
Department for Work and Pensions Child Benefit The Pension Service
Disability and Carer’s Service Tax Credits Jobcentre Plus
Identity and Passport Service HM Revenue & Customs DVLA
They can also contact the following services, if you ask them to:
Council Housing Electoral Services Blue Badges
Council Tax/Business Rates Adult Services Education Benefits
Children’s Services Housing Benefit Office Library Service
Council Tax Benefit Office Licensing Collection of payment for Council Services
Information you will need to use the service:
The deceased’s National Insurance number and date of birth.
Details of any benefits or services they were receiving.
Their death certificate.
Their driving licence or driving licence number.
Their passport or passport number.
They may also ask for information about:
Their next of kin, including their National Insurance number.
Any surviving husband, wife or civil partner.
Their driving licence or licence number.
Anybody who is getting child benefit on their behalf.
The person dealing with the estate.