The Cost-of-Living Allowance Fund will automatically be notified about the death by the Civil Registration System, if the member was registered at an address listed in the national register.
Disbursement to the estate
The deceased member’s LD-savings will be disbursed to the deceased’s “nemkonto” account approximately two weeks after the Cost-of-Living Allowance Fund has received notification about the death from the Civil Registration System. In connection with the disbursement, the Cost-of-Living Allowance Fund will automatically send a letter to the estate and to the probate court to inform them about that disbursement has taken place.
Should the member not have a ”nemkonto” account, the Cost-of-Living Allowance Fund will contact the probate court in order to obtain name, address and account number of the person whom the probate court has nominated contact person or executor of the estate.
What should the relatives do?
The relatives should not do anything to ensure disbursement of the LD-savings. When the Civil Registration System has notified the Cost-of-Living Allowance Fund, the LD-savings will be sought disbursed to the deceased’s “nemkonto” account.
If the member did not have a ”nemkonto” account, disbursement will not take place until the Cost-of-Living Allowance Fund has received the necessary information from the probate court. The Cost-of-Living Allowance Fund will contact the executor of the estate to receive information about to which account number disbursement should take place.
If the member resided abroad
If you are a relative to a member residing abroad, then it is important that you contact the Cost-of-Living Allowance Fund, because we are not always automatically notified about deaths outside Denmark.
In the event of death, the LD-savings will always go to the estate after the deceased. The Cost-of-Living Allowance Fund cannot disburse to an heir without having documentation, which ensures that disbursement takes place under the rules for division of property.