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The last thing you think of… well maybe you shouldn’t have to.

by awitherick on 10 April, 2012

It doesn’t matter whether you’re welcoming a new life in to the world, or giving a farewell as another leaves, there’s always a load of paperwork attached!

It’s not the thing which instantly comes to mind, it’s not exactly what most of us want to be dealing with as a priority, things are stressed enough at those times, however, it is a necessity.

One of the things we’ve done to try and make life a little bit easier though is get a “Tell us Once” system in place.

The process is simple and we hope will help make life easier.

The organisations that will be informed are:

In the event of a death:

Department for Work and Pensions

  • Pension, Disability and Carers Service
  • Jobcentre Plus
  • Overseas Health Team

Ministry of Defence, Service Personnel and Veterans Agency

  • War Pensions Scheme

HM Revenue & Customs

  • Child Benefit
  • Child Tax Credit & Working Tax Credit
  • Personal Taxation

Identity and Passport Service

  • Council Housing
  • Council Tax
  • Libraries
  • Blue Badges
  • Adult Services
  • Children’s Services
  • Collection of payment for council services
  • Electoral services
  • Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

These organisations can also be told if requested:

  • Local Councils
  • Housing Benefit Office
  • Council Tax Benefit Office

For a birth

  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Jobcentre Plus
  • Housing Benefit Office
  • Council Tax Benefit Office
  • Library Services
  • Children’s Services (Family Information Services)
  • HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
  • Child Benefit
  • Child Tax Credit or Working Tax Credit

Those who would like more information on this service can call the Hertfordshire Registration Service on 0300 123 4045, or visit http://www.hertsdirect.org/your-community/register/

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