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Not exactly CE or political but I have a death certificate question.

My hubby needs to apply for his ex wife's death certificate but, it asks for her SS number and city of death. He doesn't know those two things so, will they deny him getting it because of that. She died in Wisconsin, if that matters.

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Asked by matthewscandi at 8:21 PM on Jan. 2, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Why does he need it? Can't he just ask a family member of hers for a copy?

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:23 PM on Jan. 2, 2009

  • were they marriend when she passed? If so then he should be the spouse listed and shouldn't have a problem. all he should need is her name

    Answer by smnice at 8:26 PM on Jan. 2, 2009

  • If he knows when she died or her birth date, has a free look up of the Social Security death index.

    Answer by PurpleDawn at 8:30 PM on Jan. 2, 2009

  • SSDI doesn't get updated very often. She died recently and he needs it for an insurance claim. Her family doesn't want anything to do with helping him out with this.

    Answer by matthewscandi at 8:42 PM on Jan. 2, 2009

  • Unfortunately it's a good chance they are going to deny him, But they may be nice and let it slide if he can provide other information about her. If they deny him chances are that they don't feel he should have it because they can't validate who he is or was to her.

    Answer by bubblycute at 3:49 AM on Jan. 3, 2009

  • He didn't love her enough to stay married to her yet he is trying to take an insurance claim to make money on her death... sad

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:49 AM on Jan. 3, 2009

  • Does he still have any tax returns from their marriage? Her SSN will be on them. City of death would be in the coroner's record for the county she lived in. That's a matter of public record. He can also check if there were any obituaries or death notices in the local newspapers.

    Answer by gdiamante at 4:50 AM on Jan. 3, 2009

  • Anon 12:49 ... Judgemental much? Perhaps there were valid reasons for the divorce not just "he didn't love her enough to stay married" Perhaps she left him. Perhaps they have kids and the insurance is for them.

    In the end, if she didn't make him NOT the benificiary of her life insurance then there's probably a reason for that. It's not your place to judge him for following through on his legal rights...

    Answer by AnnieMcD at 5:58 AM on Jan. 3, 2009

  • 3:49 AM on Jan. 3, 2009 by: Anonymous: I asked a simple question. THEY HAVE A CHILD and the money is for him, it was a small policy that he held on to for his son, there is no difference then me having life insurance or him on me. And it wasn't about LOVE on why they got divorced, she didn't love him enough to keep her legs closed to everyone else but, him. They got divorced on the grounds of ADULTERY on HER part. Its was his life ins policy that he was paying for. SO, let's NOT judge situations that we don't know about.

    Answer by matthewscandi at 11:39 AM on Jan. 3, 2009

  • All he has to do is let the insurance company know that there was a policy for the deceased child and they should be of more help. Maybe provide a copy of the childs birth certificate. You should be able to get a copy of the death certificate by the funeral home. And if not, then it is public record, your local court house should have a copy soon. Just keep the insurance company updated, most are really friendly. Hope this helps

    Answer by pnwmom at 5:54 PM on Jan. 3, 2009

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