Skip to main content Skip to footer

Estates of people who died before joining the scheme

If the person with stage 1 or stage 2 hepatitis C or HIV died before applying to join the scheme, support is available.

Executor of the estate

You can apply if you're either:

  • the executor of the person's estate
  • acting on behalf, or with the consent of, the executor

You'll need to show you're managing the person’s estate or have the authority to make a claim on their behalf.

Support available and how to apply

Hepatitis C stage 1

You'll need to complete a hepatitis C stage 1 application form (PDF: 192KB).

You'll need to provide the same information required on hepatitis C stage 1 applications. This is to show the person would have qualified for support if they were still alive.

What the estate could get

If the person had hepatitis C stage 1 and your application is successful, the estate will get £20,000.

Hepatitis C stage 2

Before you can apply for a hepatitis C stage 2 payment, a hepatitis C stage 1 application must first be successful. You'll then need to complete a hepatitis C stage 2 application form (PDF: 207KB).

You'll need to provide the same information required on hepatitis C stage 2 applications. This is to show the person would have qualified for support if they were still alive. You may submit both stage 1 and stage 2 hepatitis C applications at the same time.

What the estate could get

If the person had hepatitis C stage 2 and your application is successful, the estate will get £50,000 in addition to the £20,000 stage 1 hepatitis C payment.

HIV

You'll need to complete an HIV primary eligibility application form (PDF: 208KB).

You'll need to provide the same information required on HIV applications. This is to show the person would have qualified for support if they were still alive.

What the estate could get

If the person had HIV and your application is successful, the estate will get £50,000.