The recent government announcement that there will be a deadline for relatives seeking to claim refunds on care home fees, has understandably led to a large number of claims being submitted. If the relative in care has since died what happens what document will you need to bring a claim. The short answer is that you will need to obtain probate as technically the refunds will belong to the estate of the Deceased. Given this, the only document showing an entitlement to bring a claim a claim will be a Grant of Probate ( if a w ill existed ) or a grant of letters of administration if there was no will. Typically, we find that in many cases probate was never obtained and if you fall into this category we can help you obtain probate quickly and cost effectvely. Call us on 01482 638 564 on our probate helpline.
Author: Tim Murden
Tim is a Solicitor and Managing Director of TM Solicitors, a firm that specialises exclusively in helping people obtain probate, international inheritance matters and wills and probate disputes. He acts for clients across the UK as well as overseas. Learn more