Posted by Integrity Funerals
Losing a loved one is a difficult and emotional time. While it’s important to take the time to grieve, there are also important practical matters that need to be addressed. When a loved one passes away, there are a number of steps that need to be taken, including cancelling bank accounts, closing subscriptions, and notifying relevant parties.
When a loved one passes away, it’s important to cancel any bank accounts they had. This can help prevent any fraudulent activity and ensure that the deceased’s assets are properly distributed. To cancel a bank account, you’ll need to provide a certified copy of the death certificate to the bank. The bank may also require additional documentation, such as a letter of administration or a grant of probate, depending on the circumstances.
Another important step to take after a loved one passes away is to cancel any subscriptions or memberships they had. This can include magazine subscriptions, gym memberships, or any other ongoing services that the deceased was signed up for. Cancelling these subscriptions can help prevent any unnecessary charges and ensure that the deceased’s estate is not paying for services they are no longer using.
Finally, it’s important to notify relevant parties of the loved one’s passing. This can include the deceased’s employer, government agencies, and any organizations they were a part of. In some cases, you may need to provide a certified copy of the death certificate as proof of death. The Australian government has a website, deathnotification.gov.au, which provides information on how to notify relevant parties after a loved one passes away.
Losing a loved one is a difficult time, and dealing with practical matters can be overwhelming. However, it’s important to take the necessary steps to cancel bank accounts, close subscriptions, and notify relevant parties after a loved one passes away. These steps can help ensure that the deceased’s assets are properly distributed and prevent any unnecessary charges or services. The deathnotification.gov.au website is a useful resource for anyone who needs to notify relevant parties after a loved one’s passing. By following these steps, you can help ease the burden during a difficult time and ensure that your loved one’s legacy is properly managed.