Life certificate is a document, issued by government, which confirms that a person is alive and is eligible to receive pension. It is required to be produced by pensioners every year in order to receive pension. Life certificate is generally issued by post offices, banks, or other government offices. It is also known as a "death certificate" as it is required to be issued in order to confirm the pensioner's death and stop pension payments. Life certificate helps to ensure that pension money is only paid to those who are alive and in need of it. It also helps to prevent fraud and misuse of pension funds.