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After the death of a loved one, it's essential to complete a number of administrative formalities, in order to notify the relevant organizations and settle any administrative issues relating to the loss. To guide you through this process, we've prepared these frequently asked questions to answer the most common questions you may have.

During this difficult period, a number of steps need to be taken, such as declaring the death to the town hall, organizing the funeral in collaboration with a mortician, updating official documents and managing the estate, for example.

Here we address the most frequently asked questions to provide you with clear, concise answers.


You may be wondering who can carry out these administrative formalities, and how quickly they need to be completed. We regularly update this FAQ to help you, but don't hesitate to contact us at write to us if you have further questions or would like to be accompanied.

We hope that these frequently asked questions will answer your questions and help you to get through this period with greater peace of mind. Don't hesitate to consult the detailed answers to the most frequently asked questions below.

 The administrative formalities to be carried out after a death are the documents and letters that make it possible to communicate the death to the social bodies and public administrations, and even to the private organizations concerned.
They include, for example, declaring the death to the town hall, arranging the funeral with a mortician, notifying the organizations of the death, updating official documents such as identity cards, driving licenses and passports, and managing the estate.

 Administrative formalities can be carried out by the deceased's next of kin, including spouse, children, parents or close friends. If the deceased has appointed a proxy to manage his or her affairs after death, this proxy will also be empowered to carry out these formalities.

Administrative formalities must be completed as quickly as possible. The declaration of death must be made within 24 hours of the death, while the other formalities must be completed in the days and weeks following the death. Formalities can take up to two years.

 The declaration of death must be made at the town hall of the place of death. It can be made by one of the deceased's relatives or by the doctor who pronounced the death. The death certificate issued by the doctor must be presented.

The declaration of death must be made within 24 hours of the death. It is important to contact the town hall of the place of death as soon as possible to make an appointment and provide the necessary documents.

To close the deceased's bank accounts, a death certificate and proof of identity are required. Heirs may also need to provide a certificate of inheritance to recover funds from the account.

The deceased's estate is managed by the heirs, who must settle the deceased's debts and divide the assets. The notary will organize the succession. If the deceased has drawn up a will, it must be respected. Otherwise, the rules of legal succession apply.

 Yes, it is possible to get help with administrative formalities after a death. Some companies offer online services or telephone assistance for the formalities after a death, while associations can provide advice and help for the deceased's loved ones.

 The deceased's mutual insurance terminates on the date of death. Heirs can no longer benefit from the deceased's health cover from that date. There are certain exceptions if the deceased's mutual offers an extension.

 The heirs must inform the mutual insurer of the deceased's death and provide a copy of the death certificate. They must also cancel the deceased's mutual insurance contract by providing a cancellation letter.

No, heirs can no longer benefit from the deceased's health cover after his death. However, they can subscribe to their own mutual insurance company or benefit from their own employer's health cover.

No, the heirs do not have to pay mutual insurance premiums after the death of the deceased. Mutual insurance terminates on the date of death, and contributions paid for the period after death must be reimbursed to the heirs.

Yes, it is possible to recover reimbursements from the mutual insurance company for treatment carried out before the death of the deceased. The heirs must provide proof of this treatment to the mutual insurance company and claim the corresponding reimbursement.

If the deceased was the holder of a group health insurance contract, the heirs can benefit from continuity of health cover for a specified period after the death. This period depends on the terms and conditions of the group health insurance contract.

Heirs can enlist the help of a mutual's advisor or insurance broker to help them deal with the mutual after the death. They can also call on the help of a notary or an association that helps relatives of the deceased.

If you subscribe to a life insurance, in the event of death, the beneficiaries must inform the insurer by providing a death certificate and the necessary documents. The life insurance policy will then be released, and the beneficiaries will be able to collect the sums due.

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