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Death of a Relative

When it comes to a death in the family, you may need to take care of several financial issues, including obtaining the person’s credit report and identifying any active credit accounts.

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How Do You Notify Experian of the Death of a Relative?

Experian usually receives notice that a person is deceased from his or her lenders. When lenders receive notification, they submit the information along with their account updates. Experian also receives notifications about individuals reported deceased from the Social Security Administration.

Can an Executor of an Estate Obtain the Deceased’s Credit Report?

You can obtain a copy of the deceased’s credit report by mailing a request that includes a copy of the death certificate to Experian, P.O. Box 4500, Allen, TX 75013. You will also need to send proof that you are authorized to act on behalf of the deceased individual, unless you are his or her spouse.