IHTM03032 - What is recorded on the file cover: name, date of death and reference number

The name and date of death of the deceased, together with the file reference number are shown on the barcode (IHTM03291) stuck to the top of the front cover of the file. Additional labels showing the reference number only are stuck to the bottom of the front cover and to the back of the file cover. These barcodes are printed when the file is first created.

When you first receive the file you should make sure that these details match those on the form IHT400. If not, you should send the file back to the file creation staff, asking them to correct ALF (IHTM03291).