An IDP received assistance in legalizing the fact of his father’s death
Publication date: May 26, 2018
Author: Natalia Yesina/ NGO “Nothern human rights group”
Mykhailo Kravets adressed Sumy office of Legal Development Network*. The man is an internally displace person from Luhansk region; he needed some help to prepare documents. He said that his father had died in the territory temporarily uncontrolled to Ukraine. The family received a death certificate in the so-called Luhansk people’s republic, which is null and void in Ukraine.
Thus, such a document does not lead to any legal consequences (based on p 3 art.9 Law of Ukraine «Securing rights and freedoms of citizens and legal status of the temporarily щссгзшув еуккшещкшуі» №1207-VII ща 15.04.2014).
Тому тепер син не міг оформити допомогу на поховання батька, а також отримати залишок його пенсії.
Kateryna Apykhtina, lawyer of the NGO “Nothern human rights group”, provided a consultation to Mykhailo and prepared a court appeal to legalize the fact of his father’s death.
The court made a positive decision as for the case of Kravets.
- Subsequently, the relevant department of state registration of acts of civil status of the territorial administration of justice conducted a state registration of death and also issued a death certificate to the client and an extract from the State Register of Acts of Civil Status of Citizens, – the lawyer commented.
After receiving the valid documents, Mykhailo was able to receive both a certificate of death of the father and all due payments.
*The name has been changed for moral reasons.
A reference to a court decision in the Unified State Register of Judgments: http://reyestr.court.gov.ua/Review/72751861
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