In Washington State when making a will are you required to provide the beneficiary’s SS.

Washington Mom making will for grown son who won’t give her his SS.

Asked on March 21, 2017 under Estate Planning, Washington


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

No, this is not required. There are advantages to doing so, to make a 100% positive identification of the person easy (and, if he moves away and people lose track of him, it's easier to track him down with an SSN) but it is not a legal requirement; the will would be valid without this.

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