Death Registration Information for Funeral Directors and Staff

Implementing Online Verification of Social Security Number If You Do Not Use MN VRV2000

What funeral directors and funeral home staff need to do to participate

If you do not file fact of death electronically through MN VRV2000, you may continue to file your completed worksheets at a local registrar office. The SSN verification process will happen automatically when the local registrar staff enters the death record. However, the local registrar will see no verification messages. If the SSN cannot be verified, you will not know why and will not have an opportunity to correct the information.

Additionally, because you do not file fact of death electronically through MN VRV2000, SSA will continue to encourage you to fax Form SSA-721. SSA distributes the SSA-721 at the local level. Each local SSA office has a supply of forms that can be supplied to you upon request.

We encourage you to participate directly in online verification of social security number by becoming a MN VRV2000 participant. Please see Completing User ID Applications.