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Tell Us Once Service

‘Tell Us Once’ is a service that lets you report a death to most government organisations in one go. When you have registered the death, the Registrar will give you a unique reference number to access the ‘Tell Us Once’ service online or by phone.

Tell Us Once will be able to notify organisations such as:

  • Department for Works and Pension (DWP)
  • HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
  • Passport Office
  • Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)
  • The Local Council where your loved one live
  • Veterans Associations etc

Both the HMRC and DWP will contact you about the tax, benefits and entitlements of the person who died. More information can be found here: What to do after someone dies: Tell Us Once - GOV.UK (

To use the service, you will need your loved one’s:

  • Date of birth
  • National Insurance number
  • Driving licence number
  • Passport number
  • Details of any benefits or entitlements they were getting
  • Details of any local council services they were getting
  • Name and address of their next of kin
  • Name, address and contact details of the person or company dealing with their estate (property, belongings and money), known as their ‘executor’ or ‘administrator’.

Please note: You need permission from the next of kin, the executor, the administrator or anyone who was claiming joint benefits or entitlements with the deceased before you give their details.