Register the death within five days and receive a certified death certificate from a funeral home.
Find bereavement services and arrange the funeral with a funeral home or mortuary.
Use our ‘Tell Us Once’ service to notify the government, banks, utilities, landlords and other institutions.
Some financial assistance may be available through Social Security, VA Benefits and FEMA for COVID benefits.
You might have to deal with wills, finances, property and Probate. We can help!
Register the death within 5 days
Check what to do if:
The Tell Us Once service allows you to inform all the relevant government departments when someone dies.
You might be eligible for financial assistance.
Check if you can get:
Deal with your own benefits
Your taxes, benefit claims pensions, retirement accounts and Social Security benefits might change depending on your relationship with the person who died.
Check if you need to apply to remain in the US
If your right to live in the US depends on your relationship with someone who died you might need to apply for a new visa.
Check the rules if:
You might have to deal with the will, money and property of the person who’s died if you’re a close friend or relative, or the executor of the will.
Tell Us Once will also contact some public sector pension schemes so that they cancel future pension payments. They’ll notify:
There’s a different process to update property records for persons who died owning land or property.
We can also assist you with notifications to private financial institutions, brokerage institutions and other 401K, IRA, SEP retirement plan managers.
A registrar will explain the Tell Us Once service when you register the death. They will either:
The registrar will give you a number to call. This includes a video relay service for American Sign Language (ASL) users and assistance if you cannot hear or speak on the phone.
It is strongly advised that you use the service within 28 days of getting your unique reference number.
If you cannot register the death because an inquest is underway, you can still ask a registrar for a unique reference number. You’ll need to get an interim death certificate from the coroner holding the inquest first.
You’ll need the Tell Us Once reference number that you got from the registrar.
You’ll also need the following details of the person who died:
You may also need: