Bank Accounts

What is to be done with bank accounts after a death varies by province.  In some provinces, bank accounts are automatically frozen after a death.  To avoid any complications, the bank should be notified immediately, and you should find out the procedures for releasing these funds, and how to set up a new account for funds received after the death.  It’s recommended that a joint account stay open for at least six months to allow you to deposit any cheques that are made out to the deceased.  To take a name off a joint bank account, banks require a Funeral Directors Statement Of Death.  If the deceased had a safety deposit box in a bank, the contents can be sealed after death and a Certified Copy of a Death Certificate will be required to gain access to the contents.

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A Funeral Directors Statement Of Death is necessary before anything can be done.  A certified certificate can be obtained through a Funeral Director. 

It is a good idea to obtain multiple copies of the Funeral Directors Statement Of Death as most agencies require a certified copy and not a photocopy.

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