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my husband passed away can I access his safe deposit box & what documents do I need
December 28, 2015 10:50:46 AM
In reply to Catherine, Edison
Thanks for sending us your question today, Catherine. We are so sorry to hear about your husband's passing and would be glad to help point you in the right direction.
In the unfortunate event of a Customer’s death, it is important for TD Bank to assist the family and/or the Executor/Administrator with our Customer’s account(s). An Executor or an Administrator for the decedent’s estate may access the account. In order to access the account, safe deposit box, or close the account of the deceased Customer, the Executor or Administrator must provide the following documentations to a TD Bank Store: Photo identification, Copy of the Death Certificate, and an original Certificate of Letters Testamentary or Letters of Administration with a raised seal dated within 60 days; and a Letter of Instructions signed by all the Executors or Administrators with signature guaranteed by another financial institution. A signed Letter of Instruction requesting that the account be closed (with signature guaranteed by another financial institution if the instruction is by mail). The death certificate will provide date of death if the date-of-death balance for the account is requested. Please keep in mind; these documents do vary by State.
If you are a joint signer on your husband's account, you will have access to his safe deposit box.
We recommend visiting your home TD Store, or give us a call directly 24/7 at 888-751-9000 to speak with a Banking Specialist for further information. For locations and hours, please visit: http://bit.ly/TDStores. There may be alternative options to access your husband's account or safe deposit box even if you are not able to make it into a TD Bank Store; please reach out to us so that we may best assist you given the circumstances.
Thank you for reaching out, Catherine and please take care.
Alara B, Mount Laurel
December 28, 2015 10:51:53 AM