Who is eligible to submit requests?
The following is the official explanation:
Representatives of decedent's estate (executor, administrator or small estate administrator) or surviving spouse; If no estate representative has been appointed (and one is not expected to be appointed) and there is no surviving spouse, then a child of the decedent may submit a request; If there is no estate representative, surviving spouse or child, then the decedent's closest living relative or another person with a close family or personal relationship to the decedent may submit a request; provided that in the latter situation such person has a good faith belief that he or she has an interest in a life insurance policy on the decedent and such person would be considered a person whom the decedent would be reasonably expected to designate as a
beneficiary of a policy (the person would be "the natural object of the decedent's bounty").
In short, the person appointed by the deceased, a family member, an extended family member, or a close friend or relative that can in some way demonstrate that the decedent would have wished them to be the executor or beneficiary of the estate.
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