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Madhya Pradesh Legal Heir Certificate


Madhya Pradesh Legal Heir Certificate

All properties of a family will be taken care of by the head of the family and after him, the appropriate legal heir will be responsible for inheriting the properties. Usually, the legal heir will be declared by the head of the family before his/her death. When the person passes away without declaring the legal heir, a legal document is needed as a proof to state the relationship between the deceased and the next person who has to inherit the properties. This is called a legal heir certificate. Legal heir certificate states all the details of the next direct legal heir like name, age, relationship with the deceased and marital status of all surviving family members. In this article, we look at the procedure for obtaining Madhya Pradesh legal heir certificate.

Need for the Document

Family properties are preserved by the head of the family to cherish their identity. On the death of the head of the family, the next direct legal heir has to inherit the properties to restore their family tradition. However, there are other uses of this certificate. They are to transfer electricity connection,  house tax, telephone connection/patta transfer, bank account, etc. Apart from this, when a government employee passes away, the certificate is required to obtain a family pension and to get an appointment on compassionate grounds.

Benefits of the Document

Given below are the benefits that an applicant can avail through this document.

  • To know the relationship between the deceased and the heir.
  • To receive insurances, pension, retirement benefits, service benefits, provident fund, gratuity, etc.
  • To get employment, for example, compassionate appointments.
  • To apply for government schemes.

Required Documents

To apply for this certificate, furnish the following documents along with the application:

Qualified Heirs

The following family members of the deceased can apply for the legal heir certificate:

  • Husband of the deceased
  • Son of the deceased
  • Daughter of the deceased
  • Mother of the deceased

Required Information

The following details have to be known about the deceased by the applicant.

  • Name of the deceased
  • Details of the family members
  • Applicant’s signature
  • Application date
  • Residential Address

Application Procedure

To apply for this certificate, follow the steps below. However, it is mandatory for the applicant to carry the death certificate of the deceased.

Step 1: Approach the Taluk/ Tahasildar Office

The applicant has to approach the nearest Taluk or the Tahasildar office. The applicant can also approach a District Civil Court in the area to apply for the certificate.

Step 2: Receive the application

The applicant has to obtain the application form from the concerned officer.

Step 3: Enter the Details

The applicant then has to enter all the required details in the application form.

Step 4: Attach the Documents

The applicant has to attach all the required documents to the application form.

Step 5: Submit the application

The applicant has to submit the application form to the concerned officer.

Step 6: Verification Process

On submitting the application, the local revenue officers and the village administrative officials will verify the application.

Step 7: Issuing the certificate

After completing the procedure, the applicant can obtain the certificate.

Fee Remittance

The applicant has to affix a court stamp of Rs. 2 with the application form.