I thought I was able to receive 2 “free” copies of the death certificate?
The federal government in association with the Veteran’s Affairs Office and the Social Security Administration assist eligible family members filing claims (VA or SSA) for survivor benefits and burial benefits. Eligible parties may request a special certified copy with a stamp, “For Government Use Only” for use with filing these unique government claims. These copies will not be accepted by other agencies as official certified copies.


*Note: The Social Security Administration is notified electronically once someone has passed and typically no longer requires these specially stamped certified copies. Again, please know, these certificates will not be accepted by any other agency.

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1. Will I receive the certified copies of an Arizona death certificate the same day I apply?
2. What do we need certified copies for?
3. Who may apply for copies of Arizona death certificates?
4. Where do I find your offices?
5. Need a certified copy of a death certificate from a different state?
6. How long does it take after a person passes away for the death certificate to be available?
7. I thought I was able to receive 2 “free” copies of the death certificate?
8. How can I correct information on an Arizona death or fetal death certificate?