Tell Us Once

Tell Us Once is a free government service that allows you to report a death when you suffer a bereavement and need to tell central and local government.

When someone has died, there are lots of things that need to be done, at a time when you probably least feel like doing them. This will include contacting government departments and local council services that need to be informed.

When you use Tell Us Once, the services notified will include:

  • DWP pensions and benefits
  • Personal tax
  • Council tax
  • Passport
  • Driving licence
  • Blue Badge
  • Electoral register.

You will need to register the death at the council register office in the area where the death took place in advance of using the Tell Us Once service. When you register the death you will be given a unique number for Tell Us Once and advised by the registrar how to use the service.

Once you have registered the death with your local authority, options to contact the government Tell Us Once service are online, face-to-face or by phone.

Use the Tell Us Once service

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