Who to inform on death

  • Car Insurance – (Documentation will have to be changed as you are not legally insured to drive if the policy is in the deceased name).
  • Social Services/District Nurses – (If there is equipment belonging to either of these, it must be returned).
  • Hospital and/or family Doctor – (Any outstanding appointment should be cancelled.
  • Employer or Professional Association.
  • Inland Revenue.
  • Social Security – (Form 344/BD8 needs to be completed to cancel any direct payments into a bank account. This white certificate is provided by the Registrar of Deaths).
  • Local Council – (Cancel any housing/rate benefits and Council Tax).
  • Gas, Electric, Water, telephone and Cable Companies – (Cancel accounts).
  • Post Office – (Arrange redirection of mail, a small charge may be made).
  • Credit Card Companies – (Cancel cards and pay up accounts).
  • Banks and Building Societies – (Accounts need to be closed and any joint accounts need to be amended).
  • Investments and Insurance Policies – (Premium Bonds are not transferable. The Post Office will issue you with a form that needs to be sent to the Bonds and Stocks Office. For further advice we suggest that you consult a Financial Advisor or Accountant).
  • Store Cards – (Loyalty, charge and credit need to be cancelled).