Tell us once

When someone close to you has died, there are a lot of things that need to be done at a time when you least feel like doing them.

Tell Us Once is part of a nationwide project led by the Department for Work and Pensions, and is designed to make it easier for the public to inform the necessary authorities and departments about a death.

In Oxfordshire, registrars will be able to inform over 20 different agencies on behalf of anyone who chooses to make use of the service, including:

  • Pension, disability and carers' service
  • Jobcentre Plus
  • Overseas health team
  • War Pensions Scheme
  • Child benefit
  • Child tax credit & working tax credit
  • Personal taxation
  • Housing benefit office
  • Council tax
  • Council housing
  • Electoral services
  • The DVLA
  • Libraries
  • Blue badges
  • Adult services
  • Children's services

Previously, once a statutory death registration had been completed, you would have to contact all the local and national government agencies to inform them of the death. 

For more information visit or call 0845 129 5900.

Last reviewed: 26 - 06 - 2017

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