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Before you start

You can use Tell Us Once to tell government and local councils about a death.

What you will need

You will need:

  • the Tell Us Once reference number given to you by the registrar
  • the name, date of death and National Insurance number of the person who's died
  • contact details, date of birth or National Insurance number of the next of kin (closest relative by blood or marriage)
  • details of the person or company dealing with the property, belongings and money of the person who's died (the estate)

Before giving details of the next of kin or person dealing with the estate, you will need their permission.

Authority and consent

Are you the next of kin or the person dealing with the estate, and if not, do you have the authority to act on their behalf?
Contact us for help

Telephone

0800 085 7308

Relay UK: 18001 0800 085 7308
Video Relay Service for British Sign Language (BSL)

Monday to Friday 9:30am to 3:30pm.

Email

Email us at tellusonce.communications@dwp.gov.uk

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