We realise that this is a very difficult time for you. In this section there is information and guidance aimed at helping you through the registration process.
Any death which occurs in Scotland must be registered within 8 days by the Registrar and can be registered at any Registration Office within Scotland. To avoid unnecessary waiting please phone to book an appointment using the details at the bottom of this page.
The death can be registered by:
Note: Do not worry if any of these documents are not available as the Registrar can still proceed to register the death.
When the registration is complete the registrar will give you, free of charge:
Note:You may require one or more full death certificates, for example for Insurance purposes. These may be obtained on payment of the statutory fee.
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.
Clackmannanshire Council is providing a free service which will make things easier. This new service means that you can just tell us and these organisations will be contacted.
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.
Once you have registered the death with a registrar there are a number of ways you can use the service:
The information you give will be treated securely and confidentially. The organisations who are contacted will use the information to update records; to end services, benefits and credits as appropriate; and to resolve any outstanding issues. They may use this information in other ways, but only as the law allows.
It is possible to report the death to these organisations and services if you decide to use the service:
It will help if you have the following information with you, about the person who has died, when you use the service:
We may also ask you for the contact details for:
You must obtain the permission of the persons listed above if you are going to provide us with information about them.
If you are the next of kin (closest relative by blood or marriage to the deceased), your entitlement to benefits may change, so please have your own National Insurance number and / or date of birth with you when you contact us.
If you are not the next of kin, or the person who is dealing with the deceased's estate (the person sorting out their property, belongings and money), you can still use the service if you have their permission to provide their details and act on their behalf.
This service is committed to ensuring your information is protected. Our privacy statement tells you how the information you provide when you use this service will be used and protected. Ask the Registrar if you wish to see the full privacy statement.
Please remember that it is your responsibility to ensure that all organisations that pay you a benefit/credit or provide a service to you have correct and up to date information about you.
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