Letters from the Ministry of Health to deceased persons

Years after the death of a person, it apparently still happens that the Ministry of Health sends letters to these persons. DP MP Gusty Graas has asked the responsible minister how this can happen and what can be done to prevent such situations in the future.


« Après le décès d’une personne, la commune compétente, ainsi que différentes administrations, doivent être informées de son décès. Le décès de la personne concernée est inscrit dans le registre communal et est ensuite mentionné dans le registre national.

On m’a cependant rapporté qu’il arrive parfois que des lettres du ministère de la Santé soient envoyées aux personnes décédées, et ce même après plusieurs années. C’est une expérience supplémentaire inutile et douloureuse pour les membres de la famille qui sont déjà accablés par de nombreuses procédures administratives après le décès d’un être cher.

À ce sujet, j’aimerais poser les questions suivantes à Madame la Ministre de la Santé :

  • Madame la Ministre, comment se fait-il que des personnes décédées reçoivent encore des lettres du ministère de la Santé des années après leur décès ?

Madame la Ministre, que compte-t-elle faire pour éviter que de tels événements ne se reproduisent plus à l’avenir ? »

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