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You might need a death certificate if you're administering someone's estate or applying for a funeral grant from Work and Income or ACC.
After someone dies, you need to sort out any tax or financial issues before the will is executed.
An overview of what you might need to do after the death of a loved one.
If you're using a funeral director, they'll register the death with Births, Deaths and Marriages. If you're organising the funeral yourself, or not holding one, you'll need to register the death.
If a loved one has died, you might be able to get help with the cost of the funeral, burial or cremation. In some circumstances, you might be entitled to help with living expenses or childcare.
If you're travelling overseas and someone who's travelling with you dies, contact the nearest NZ Embassy or Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade office.
Find information about the sorts of things that you need to think about before you die. You can also create your own plan on the Te Hokinga ā Wairua website.
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