Reply To: Executor applying for hb

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DJM
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Hi folks

 

Thanks for all the comments.  I've now heard from the executor, and they "think" the deceased made a claim shortly before they died.  However, we can find no record of this whatsoever.  Am I right in thinking that the onus is on the executor to prove the deceased made the claim? 

 

If it transpires that a claim was made prior to death, but for some reason we've either mislaid it or not processed it, as the clmt was alive when the made the claim, I'm assuming we would still process it and if they were entitled, the funds would then be paid to the estate.  Have I completely lost the plot (extremely likely!)

DJM
"Genius may have its limits, but stupidity is not thus hampered." Mary Doria Russell, "The Sparrow"