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From: "Stephen Hayes" <>
Subject: Death Registrant..
Date: Tue, 19 May 2004 18:29:52
Lee J. Moore wrote in a message to All:
LJM> You can't register a death until cause of death has been given,
LJM> which my uncle's specialist provided on offical (and sealed)
LJM> documentation. This has to be given to the registrar, something
LJM> which must be delayed if a post-mortem must be undertaken.
LJM> As for *who* can register a death, it doesn't have to be a
LJM> relative, but someone who was simply present at the death, an
LJM> official from the hospital (or nursing home) if that's where the
LJM> death occurred, or the person making arrangements with the funeral
Did you have to prove your identity at any point?
There have been a number of scams where people have taken out an insurance
policy on someone, registered their death, and claimed on the policy without
the person concerned knowing about it until they go to vote or something, and
find that they are officially dead.
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