Legal Heir Certificate Format Download – 2021

Legal Heir Certificate Format Download

What is Legal Heir Certificate?

Legal heir certificate, also known as Succession Certificate is a document issued by the Government to determine the rightful owner of an asset or a property on the event of a sudden demise of the registered owner. The certificate is used to verify the relationship with a deceased person for claiming insurance, pension, retirement benefits from Central and State Government departments, etc.

Purpose of the Legal heir Certificate

Legal heir certificate plays a vital role in appointing the next legal heir when the head of the family dies. The heir in charge could be the wife/husband/son/daughter or mother. If the dead person is a Government employee, the certificate is used to claim the pension. In cases when there is more than one legal heir, then all legal heirs should provide a deed of Conveyance. Once acquired, the certificate is valid for a lifetime.

Who is Eligible to get Legal heir Certificate

  • Wife of the deceased
  • Son or daughter of the deceased
  • Father or mother of the deceased
  • Sibling of the deceased

Required Documents

To apply for the certificate, it is mandatory to possess the following documents:

  • Death Certificate
  • Birth Certificate
  • Aadhar Card
  • Identity Card
  • Ration Card
  • Appropriate application form
  • Residential address of the deceased person
  • Stamp Paper

Download the Legal heir Certificate from below

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