When you are registering a death, the registrar will either fill in the form for the Tell Us Once service or give you a unique reference number to access it online or by phone. When you contact them, you will need to give this information about the deceased:
- date of birth
- National Insurance number
- driving licence number (if applicable)
- passport number (if applicable).
You’ll also need to know:
- any benefits or entitlements they were receiving, such as the State Pension
- any public sector or armed forces pensions they were getting
- any local council services they had access to, for example a Blue Badge or free public transport
- name and address of their next of kin
- name, address and contact details of the person or company dealing with their estate (property, belongings and money), known as the ‘executor’ or ‘administrator’.
Before you give the details of the next of kin, executor, administrator and anyone who was claiming joint benefits or entitlements with the person who died to Tell Us Once, you must have their permission.