Can you advise me on some of the issues that I should take note of when my loved one has passed on?
According to information at Family & Community Development @ eCitizen, here are some of the issues which you should take note of:
Inform the deceased’s insurance companies. Beneficiaries may receive payouts from insurance policies, credit, and trade unions or fraternal organisations, etc.
Bills & Miscellaneous Matters
Check for any outstanding debts, such as credit-card bills. For bills where payment is made automatically via GIRO, inform the companies to cancel the GIRO.
Where appropriate, contact the deceased person's landlord; cancel utilities such as electricity and telephone connections, and other items such as safety deposit boxes etc. Give the post office a forwarding address for the deceased person's mail.
Central Provident Fund (CPF) Withdrawal
When a CPF member passes away, CPF Nomination will contact the nominated beneficiaries within 15 working days from the date the Board is notified of your loved one’s death. Nominated beneficiaries will receive:
If no nomination is made or it is found to be invalid, the Public Trustee will handle the deceased person’s CPF savings, other monies due to or assets. These savings or assets will then be distributed to the deceased person’s family members according to Intestacy Laws of Singapore.
To know more on CPF nomination, please visit their website at https://www.cpf.gov.sg/Members/Schemes/schemes/other-matters/cpf-nomination-scheme
Making a Claim
On a member's death, the deceased's family can inform the Board of the member's death by submitting the deceased's death certificate, at any CPF office. After verifying the validity of the deceased's nomination, the Board would invite the nominees to make a claim.
To withdraw the deceased person’s CPF savings, the following original documents will have to be submitted to the CPF Board: