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
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
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