I find it so strange that this is something that modern governments need to do. I mean, I get it, because there have definitely been cases where people have continued receiving their dead relative's benefits for years after their deaths, so it makes sense that governments need to make sure everyone is still there and accounted for.
But having to prove that you are alive and that you are who you say you are just seems like such a strange thing to do. I mean, how could you ever really do it for sure without DNA evidence? If your daughter looks like you and knows your signature, then surely all she'd have to do is throw on a gray wig and you'd have a doppelganger that would pass the inspection of a random government agent.