Waveney District Council

Tell Us Once

A new service for recently bereaved

When someone close to you has died, there are a lot of things that need to be done at a time when you least feel like doing them.

Tell Us Once is part of a nationwide project led by the Department for Work and Pensions, and is designed to make it easier for the public to inform the necessary authorities and departments about a death.

In Suffolk, the information can be shared with a number of central and local government departments including:

  • Housing benefit office
  • Council tax
  • Council Tax benefit office
  • Libraries
  • Blue badges
  • Adult and children's services
  • Council housing
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • HM Revenue and Customs
  • Identity and passport service
  • Driver and vehicle Licensing Agency
  • Ministry of Defence, Service personnel Veterans' Agency

Previously, once a statutory death registration had been completed, you would have to contact all the local and national government agencies to inform them of the death. 

More information from DirectGov

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Telephone: 01502 562111

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