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What To Do In The Event Of A Death

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When there is an asterisk (*) in the column of ‘Division in charge,’ procedures can be carried out at Branch Offices as well, which have jurisdiction over the area of your address.

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Necessary procedures

What to bring

Procedural methods/Persons who need to take procedures

Division in charge

 

Death Notification

Death Certificate, personal seal

Within 7 days of the day you are informed of the death

Citizens Affairs Division in the Ward Office*

The following procedures are required only for relevant persons. Relevant persons must take these necessary procedures without fail.

 

Return of Personal Seal Registration Certificate

Personal Seal Registration Certificate (card)

A Personal Seal Registration Certificate automatically becomes invalid after a death notification is filed. Please return the certificate.

Citizens Affairs Division in the Ward Office*

 

Return of Basic Resident Registration Card

Basic Resident Registration Card

A Basic Resident Registration Card automatically becomes invalid after a death notification is filed. Please return the card.

Citizens Affairs Division in the Ward Office*

 

Notification of change of the head of household

Personal identification document (driver’s license, passport, etc.)

When the head of your household dies and there are several members in your household, you are required to file a notification within14 days of death. In some cases, the notification may be unnecessary. For more information, please contact the Citizens Affairs Division.

Citizens Affairs Division in your Ward Office*

 

Termination of National Health Insurance

National Health Insurance card

When a person enrolled in National Health Insurance dies, it is necessary to take procedures for termination of National Health Insurance.

Health and Pension Division in the Ward Office*

 

Application for funeral allowance under National Health Insurance

National Health Insurance card, seal of the person arranging the funeral, Cremation (Burial) Permit, item showing a savings account number in the name of the person arranging the funeral

When a person enrolled in National Health Insurance dies, application for funeral allowance can be made by the person arranging the funeral.

 

Please note that the allowance will not be paid if two years have passed from the day following the funeral.

Health and Pension Division in your Ward Office*

 

National Pension

(those enrolled in National Pension)

In some cases, a lump-sum death benefit, Basic Pension for Bereaved Families, and a widow’s annuity may be claimed. For more information, please contact the Health and Pension Division.

Health and Pension Division in your Ward Office*

 

National Pension

(those who received National Pension)

It is necessary to file a death notification of a pension recipient or claim for unpaid pension benefits. Required documents and places of submission of the documents as well as the necessary procedures vary depending on the type of pension. For more information, please contact the Health and Pension Division. (In the case of an employee pension, please contact the Japan Pension Service, and in the case of a mutual aid pension, please contact individual mutual aid associations.)

Health and Pension Division in the Ward Office*

 

Motorized bicycles and small-sized special motor vehicles

Please follow the procedures for change of owner or vehicle disposal. For more information, please contact the Municipal Taxation Office or the Tax Services Office.

Municipal Taxation Office

Tax Services Office

 

Transfer (succession) of the right to use a municipal cemetery (or Takamagahara Cemetery) due to succession

When a person who has the right to use a municipal cemetery (or Takamagahara Cemetery) dies, it is necessary to take procedures to transfer or inherit the right. Documents required for the procedures vary depending on who will inherit the right. For more information, please contact the Environmental Health Division.

ž Municipal Cemetery: Tel. 082-241-7451

ž Takamagahara Cemetery: Tel. 082-289-1698

Environmental Health Division, Health and Welfare Bureau

 

Child allowance

Since eligibility for the allowance is automatically lost after a death notification, no procedures are necessary. To receive unpaid allowance, however, it is necessary to take procedures to claim for the allowance. If a spouse becomes a recipient of the allowance on behalf of the deceased, it is necessary to make a new application. Please make sure to contact the Health Services and Welfare Division.

Health Services and Welfare Division in your Ward Office*

 

Child support allowance

Copy of your family register, copy of your Resident Record, personal seal, etc.

When the father or mother of a child dies and the surviving spouse cannot receive a survivor’s pension, he/she may be eligible for the allowance. Please contact the Health Services and Welfare Division.

Health Services and Welfare Division in your Ward Office*

 

Loss of child support allowance

Personal seal of the notifier, Child Allowance Certificate, document showing confirmation of death, etc.

In some cases, unpaid allowance may be claimed. A guardian of a child may be eligible to make a new application for the allowance on behalf of the deceased recipient. Please contact the Health Services and Welfare Division.

Health Services and Welfare Division in your Ward Office*

 

Loss of or change in medical expense subsidies for infants and children

Beneficiary certificate, personal seal, etc.

Please return the beneficiary certificate. If the father or mother of an infant or a child dies, it is necessary to take procedures to change the guardian. For more information, please contact the Health Services and Welfare Division.

Health Services and Welfare Division in your Ward Office*

 

Loss of or change in medical expense subsidies for single-parent families

Beneficiary certificate, personal seal, etc.

Please return the beneficiary certificate. In some cases, it may be necessary to take procedures for changes. For more information, please contact the Health Services and Welfare Division.

Health Services and Welfare Division in the Ward Office

 

Termination of loans to mothers with dependent children and widows

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Those who received loans

For more information, please contact the Health Services and Welfare Division.

Health Services and Welfare Division in the Ward Office

 

Loss of medical expense subsidies for the severely multiple handicapped

Beneficiary certificate, personal seal

Please return the beneficiary certificate.

Health Services and Welfare Division in the Ward Office*

 

Return of Handbook for the Physically Handicapped

Handbook for the Physically Handicapped, personal seal of the notifier

Those who had a Handbook for the Physically Handicapped

Health Services and Welfare Division in the Ward Office*

 

Return of Handbook for the Mentally Handicapped

Handbook for the Mentally Handicapped, personal seal of the notifier

Those who had a Handbook for the Mentally Handicapped

Health Services and Welfare Division in the Ward Office*

 

Special disability allowance, disabled child welfare allowance, and temporary welfare allowance

Personal seal of the notifier, deposit passbook of the spouse, etc. (if there are unpaid allowances)

Those who were certified as eligible for the allowances

Health Services and Welfare Division in your Ward Office

 

Loss of special child support allowance

Personal seal of the notifier, Special Child Support Allowance Certificate, document showing confirmation of death, etc.

In some cases, unpaid allowance may be claimed. A guardian of a child may be eligible to make a new application for the allowance on behalf of the deceased recipient. Please contact the Health Services and Welfare Division.

Health Services and Welfare Division in your Ward Office

 

Application for mutual pension for the physically and mentally handicapped or condolence money

Required items and procedures are different on a case-by-case basis. For more information, please contact the Health Services and Welfare Division.

Health Services and Welfare Division in the Ward Office

 

Return of claimant certification for welfare services for the handicapped

Claimant certification

Please return the claimant certification.

Health Services and Welfare Division in the Ward Office

 

Return of Mental Disability Certificate

Mental Disability Certificate

Please return the Mental Disability Certificate.

Health Services and Welfare Division in the Ward Office

 

Loss of psychiatric rehabilitation (psychosocial rehabilitation/medical rehabilitation) services

Claimant Certification for Medical Care

Please return the Claimant Certification for Medical Care.

Health Services and Welfare Division in the Ward Office

 

Notification of termination of the use of welfare or emergency call services

Handbook for the Physically Handicapped, personal seal of the notifier

Please take procedures to terminate the use of services at the Health Services and Welfare Division in your Ward Office.

Health Services and Welfare Division in your Ward Office

 

Notification of termination of a research project for the treatment of special chronic diseases

Special Medical Care Certificate

Please file a notification of termination of treatment and return the Special Medical Care Certificate.

Health Services and Welfare Division in the Ward Office

 

Termination of the use of emergency or welfare call services, meal delivery service, and provision of in-home care products for homebound elderly people

Personal seal

When a handicapped person who uses these services dies, it is necessary to take procedures to terminate the use of services.

Longevity and Health Division in the Ward Office

 

Application for funeral allowance for A-bomb survivors

Atomic Bomb Survivor’s Certificate, Cremation (Burial) Permit, Death Certificate or

Postmortem Certificate, personal seal and deposit passbook of the applicant, etc.

The person arranging the funeral can make an application. If the deceased A-bomb survivor received an allowance for A-bomb survivors, please return the allowance certificate.

Longevity and Health Division in your Ward Office*

 

Return of Atomic Bomb Survivor’s Certificate

Atomic Bomb Survivor’s Certificate, Type-I Health Examination Certificate, Type-II Health Examination Certificate

Please return the Atomic Bomb Survivor’s Certificate and other certificates.

Longevity and Health Division in the Ward Office

 

Return of Late-stage Elderly Health Insurance Card

Late-stage Elderly Health Insurance Card, Payment Limit/Standard Individual Payment Limit Reduction Approval Certificate, etc.

Please return the Late-stage Elderly Health Insurance Card and other relevant certificates.

Longevity and Health Division in the Ward Office*

 

Application for funeral allowance under Late-stage Elderly Health Insurance

Late-stage Elderly Health Insurance Card, personal seal, Cremation (Burial) Permit, item showing confirmation of the savings account number in the name of the person arranging the funeral

The person arranging the funeral can make an application. Please note that the allowance will not be paid if two years have passed from the day following the funeral.

Longevity and Health Division in your Ward Office*

 

Return of Nursing Care Insurance Card

Nursing Care Insurance Card, Individual Payment Limit Certificate (only relevant persons)

Those aged 40 or older who had a Nursing Care Insurance Card

Longevity and Health Division in the Ward Office*

 

Notification of termination of research into treatment for specific child chronic diseases

Medical registration card

Please file a notification of termination of treatment and return the medical registration card.

Public Relations Division in the Ward Office

 

Loss of psychiatric rehabilitation (rehabilitative treatment) service

Claimant Certification for Medical Care for psychiatric rehabilitation service

Please return the Claimant Certification for Medical Care for psychiatric rehabilitation service.

Public Relations Division in the Ward Office

 

Change of borrower of loans for flush toilet facilities (those who are redeeming the loans)

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Please contact the Management and Planning Division, Sewerage Bureau, by phone.

(Tel: 082-241-8257)

Management and Planning Division, Sewerage Bureau

 

Termination of human waste pumping service or change in the number of toilet users or of an applicant

Please contact the Environmental Business Division, Hiroshima Urban Development Corporation. (Tel: 082-244-7791)

* For those living in the Nukushina, Kaminukushina, Umaki, or Fukuda area in Higashi Ward, or in Aki Ward, please contact the Aki Regional Sanitary Facility Management Association.

(Tel: 082-885-2534)

Operations Division II, Operations Department, Environment Bureau

 

Succession of the right to live in a municipal house

When a rightful owner of a municipal house dies and the person(s) who lived together with him/her will continue to live in the house, it is necessary to take prescribed procedures to gain approval. It is required to meet certain requirements to gain approval. For more information, please contact the Building Division.

Building Division in your Ward Office

 

Change in the number of people living together in a municipal house

When a person living with you in a municipal house dies, you are required to take prescribed procedures. For more information, please contact the Building Division.

Building Division in your Ward Office

 

Notification of succession of farmland

Certification of All Land Records after registration of land succession, informal seal of the notifier (letter of proxy if a proxy is making the notification), etc.

Please file a notification of succession, using a designated form, within approximately 10 months of succession. Forms are available at the Secretariat, Agriculture Committee, or can be downloaded from the official website of Hiroshima City. For more information, please contact the Secretariat, Agriculture Committee.

Secretariat, Agriculture Committee

 

Notification of forestland owner

Document proving that the notifier has the ownership of forestland, such as a map of demarcated plots attached to a land register and a Certificate of Registered Matters

When the owner of forestland, which is subject to notification, dies, it is necessary to file a notification of ownership, using a designated form, within 90 days of death. Forms are available at the Agriculture and Forestry Division and the Regional Development Promotion Division in Ward Offices, or can be downloaded from the official website of Hiroshima City. For more information, please contact the divisions in charge.

Agriculture and

Forestry Division in the Ward Office (Asaminami, Asakita, Aki, and Saeki Wards)

Regional Development Promotion Division in the Ward Office (other Wards)

Inquiries regarding this site

Citizens Affairs Division in Ward Offices, Branch Offices, and Liaison Offices


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