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Death of a VA Beneficiary

To report the death of a beneficiary in receipt of a VA pension, please contact the Consulate General serving your area. When calling, please have available the beneficiary’s full name, date of birth, Social Security Number, VA File Number (if known) and date of death. Please also have available the beneficiary’s “Next of Kin” details; name, contact telephone number and address.

Upon receipt of this information, the U.S. Consulate General will inform the VA of the passing. Depending on the veteran’s military service, the next of kin may be entitled to benefits. Information regarding this should be discussed when reporting the death of the beneficiary.