Funeral insurance claim held up by “uncles”. They refuse to release death certificate

Posted on:
1 Dec 2016
Category:
Personal
Posted by:
Busisiwe
Occupation:
public_institution/school
Region:
gauteng

Good day kindly assist. My granduncle is deceased , his wife is also deceased. At the time of his death he was living with his stepchildren. I have a funeral policy which I am still paying for and I cannot claim since they are withholding the DHA/BI-1663 (death certificate) and ID .Going to Home Affairs will take up to 6 months and there is no guarantee I will receive the correct document. Can I take them to the small claims court (value of policy is R11 000.00 or) is there some other way of getting my money? I should think my grandmother who is his sister has a right over the “de facto dependents” as they share both parents, she should be the executor.

 

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