Is a death certificate needed to receive life insurance policy benefits?

Answer Yes, they require proof that the person who is insured has died.

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Taxation of Death Benefits Paid on a Life Insurance Policy?

Congress has long recognized the value of life insurance in protecting widows and orphans against the loss of a breadwinner, and in ensuring the viability of a business after the loss of an owner, ... Read More »

When will I receive my life insurance benefits?

Once a claim is filed, depending on where you live, it can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months to receive life insurance benefits. The insurance company will need time to do an investi... Read More »

Is a $10,000 whole life insurance policy worth $10,000 at death?

The actual value of your life insurance policy at the time of your death may or may not be higher than the original face amount. Multiple issues determine the value of whole life insurance, and fac... Read More »

Are life insurance death benefits taxed?

Generally, if the death benefit paid does not equate to more than the amount of the policy's payable benefit, then the death benefit is not taxable. For example, if the life insurance payable benef... Read More »