Every year approximately 9,000 people are wrongly added to the master death file, which is a tiny percentage of people in a nation with over 300 million citizens. Most names erroneously placed on the list are the result of clerical errors, not any malicious intent.

However, despite the small numbers of people who are affected, it is still a big enough problem that more care should be taken to avoid these errors.

It is important to correct the list as soon as possible, if you are erroneously placed on the list because signing up for your retirement benefits may end up being a problem.

Philip J. Kavesh
Nationally recognized attorney helping clients with customized estate planning guidance for over 40 years.
Post A Comment