Reply To: outstanding Hb overpayment – claimant passed away

John Boxall

What happens is that the executors have to use the assets in the estate to first discharge any outstanding debts and then to meet any bequests.

So yes, write to the executors, and see what they say.

If as is usual in these cases there isnt enough in the estate then you have to write off.

Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery. The blossom is blighted, the leaf is withered, the god of day goes down upon the dreary scene, and—and in short you are for ever floored.

Wilkins Micawber, Ch12 David Copperfield