The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 20
Regulations as to Payments on Death
Regulations as to Payments on Death.
Notice of death to be given.
Proof of age.
|An examined official or certified copy or extract from the register or other official record of the birth.
|A declaration, affirmation, or affidavit by some person other than the Assured, stating that no register or other official record of the birth is to be found, and stating with particularity the belief of the person declaring, affirming, or swearing as to the age of the Insured and the grounds of such belief. Such declaration, affirmation, or affidavit must be made in such form and manner that the person making it would, under the law of the place where it is made (if there be any such law) be criminally responsible if any statement therein be false to his or her knowledge.
Proof of death.
|A certificate under the hand of the medical attendant (if any) of the deceased during his or her last illness, stating the date, and place, and cause of death.
|An examined official or certified copy or extract from the register or other official record of the death or burial.
|A declaration, affirmation, or affidavit staling the time and place and circumstances of the death, and that no official record of the death or burial is to be found; such declaration, affirmation, or affidavit to be made in the manner herein prescribed with regard to declarations as to age.
Proof of identity.
N.B.—As the difficulty of proving the age increases with time, holders of contracts are advised to send in proofs of the age of the person or persons upon the contingency of whose life or lives the contract is dependent to the said Commissioner, either before or as soon as possible after the contract is effected.
On payment of a deposit, Commissioner
will aid ill obtaining proofs.
Commissioner may discontinue or refuse to make inquiries.
Probate and letters of administration dispensed with in certain cases.
|Where the death has happened beyond the limits of the Colony, and probate or letters of administration or some equivalent thereto, has been granted by some Court or person of competent authority out of the Colony, and an exemplification or other formal proof thereof is produced.
|Where the money payable by the said Commissioner is received by a Curator of Intestate Estates in New Zealand duly authorized by law to receive the same.
|Where the whole legal right to the moneys secured has been assigned to some person still living, in ac-cordance with the provisions of the said Acts, or of any Regulations for the time being relating to such transfers.
Evidence of the right of any person to receive payment of a claim must be produced.
Contract to be given up when claim paid.
Commissioner may accept other proofs.
Proofs made at the expense of person tendering
Payment of claim.