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Reporting a death

Deceased lived in the Netherlands

If the deceased was registered in the Netherlands, you will not have to report his or her death to DUO – the relevant municipality will do this.

Deceased lived abroad

If the deceased lived abroad, you will have to report the death to DUO yourself. You can do this on +31 50 599 81 20 or We will ask you for the death certificate.

Remission of debt

All debts owed by a deceased person will be remitted. DUO will not recover the debt from his or her partner, children or other family members. This applies to all types of debts payable to DUO.


If you have any questions about reporting a death please call +31 50 599 81 20 or mail