As your Funeral Provider, we know how important the certified copy of the death certificate is going to be for you. You will realize its importance as you begin doing the business of filing claims and settling the estate. We will make every effort to initiate and forward the original certificate, in an efficient and timely manner, to the attending physician and to other agencies involved.
Why You Need Certified Copies
Certified copies of the death certificate contain a raised seal of the issuing vital records office. In most cases, a certified copy is requested in order for an account to be altered. Here we have included a list of possible uses for the certificate.
Please note this is not an all-inclusive list.
____ Life Insurance Policies
____ Stocks, Bonds, Certificates of Deposit
____ Pension Plans or Retirement Benefits
____ Veterans Administration Benefits
____ Social Security Benefits
____ Title Transfers (Home, Auto, Trailers, Campers, Boats)
____ Oil or Gas Lease
____ Probate Court, Family Court, Criminal Court, Custody Orders
____ Bank Accounts and Credit Unions
____ Insured Loans, Credit Card Claims, Student Loans
____ Income Tax purposes
____ Personal Requests
____ Other (medical, utility, leases, etc.)