The act of death or death certificate is required to perform a Will search in the name of the deceased. Obtaining this document is thus the first step in the settlement of a succession.
In addition, the act of death or death certificate is the proof of death normally requested and accepted by private or governmental institutions within the framework of the settlement of a succession; neither the certificate issued by the funeral home, nor the medical death certificate issued by the hospital will be considered as acceptable documents.
Finally, the act of death or death certificate is required to determine the date of payment of the benefits due to the surviving spouse, such as the pensions of Québec.
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