Interim payments during my Inheritance Act claim
If you are making a claim for ‘reasonable financial provision’ from an estate and you are in urgent need of financial assistance, you may be able to apply for interim provision under Section 5 of the Inheritance Act. This is normally used when a claimant is in need of financial help for daily living costs, for example to cover rent or utilities.
This might be available to you if you can provide clear evidence that you are in immediate need of financial assistance and that property in the estate is, or can be, made available to meet your needs.
It is important to take legal advice prior to making any application for interim financial provision as the threshold for satisfying the court’s requirements is high.