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Asked by Gabriel Tham

Asked on 15 Jul 2019

Will a long missing person be considered dead for purposes of insurance claims, wills, CPF beneficiary payout?

Will a long missing person be considered dead for purposes of insurance claims, wills, CPF beneficiary payout? How long does a person need to be missing to be considered dead?

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Answered 3w ago

Hi Gabriel,

For CPF savings to be distributed to a missing member’s nominees, a presumption of death certificate, which declares the missing person is presumed to be dead, has to be obtained.

Upon a member’s demise, CPF savings will be distributed to the member’s nominees according to the member’s wishes, if the member had made a CPF nomination. If no nomination was made, the member’s CPF savings will be paid to the Public Trustee for distribution to family members in accordance with the intestacy laws or inheritance certificate (for Muslims) in Singapore.

Hope the above clarifies.

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Yes. And it's 7 years. You'll then be able to request to declare them dead by the government and get a death cert for the above mentioned purposes.

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Gabriel Tham
Gabriel Tham

15 Jul 2019

This is so helpful 👍 Thank You!