My father expired on 21/01/1999,he had a ppf account where I and my elder sister are nominees,now after the death of my father my sister became unhappy about my father leaving his house to me and I had no contact with her for the last 14 yrs.Is there any way to claim the amount left in the account?
3 Answers from Attorneys
Dear Sir / Madam,
YES. You will need to file your father's Death Certificate along with the written application to the bank to handover the proceeds of the PPF to you and your sister as nominees thereto.
You need to find out whether you are joint nominee or on either or survivor basis.
If you are on either or survivor basis - you alone could en-cash the same, however; all the legal heirs to your father would be entitled to a share in it.
In the alternative you need to obtain a Letter of Administration (if your father has not left a Will or a Probate (if Will is in existence, or a Succession Certificate.
a petition for succession can be filed.
Thanks and Regards
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