Can I fix an error on a death certificate?
  • Informants must review the Certificate of Death with the Funeral Home for any reported errors.
  • Any error on the Death Certificate, particularly in the Name field, Spouse's Name, Social Security Number, and / or Date of Birth, could result in the delay of receiving any death benefits such as life insurance and Social Security benefits. 
  • Affidavits to Amend a Record must be filed to correct any errors on Death Certificates. This process takes approximately six to ten months.

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1. Who can get a death certificate?
2. How long does it take to get a death certificate?
3. Can I fix an error on a death certificate?
4. What happens if a cause of death is "pending"?