Make a death claim

If you need to make a death claim, we understand you may be going through a difficult and perhaps worrying time. So please rest assured that we’ll deal with the claim for you as quickly and smoothly as possible.

Here’s what you need to do to make a claim.

Step 1: Let us know you want to make a claim

There are three ways you can do this:

  • Call our UK-based claims team on 0800 015 1142 (from the UK) or +44 1603 202 500 (from overseas). We recommend making your claim by telephone because it’s the quickest way of getting the claim dealt with. (Our lines are open Monday to Friday 8.00am - 8.00pm, Saturday 8.30am – 5.00pm and Sundays 10.00am – 4.00pm. You can leave a message outside of these hours.)
  • Complete our online claim notification form.
  • Or write to us at: Aviva, Claims Assessment Team, PO Box 520, Norwich, NR1 3WG. Please note it may take longer to process your claim if you notify us by post due to the time it will take for your letter to reach us.

Whichever way you choose to contact us, we’ll need to know: 1) the name of the person who has died; 2) the cause of death; 3) who you are and your relationship to the deceased; and 4) the life insurance policy number (if you have it).

Step 2: We’ll tell you what else we need

Once you’ve registered your claim, we will let you know if we need any more information or documents from you.

In most cases we’ll need you to send us a death certificate. We might also need to see some medical information from the deceased’s doctor and/or some legal documentation, depending on the type of policy you have and the circumstances of the death.

Step 3: Paying your claim

Once we’ve agreed to pay your claim we’ll make the payment within five working days by BACS or telegraphic transfer.

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