The process of receiving an inheritance begins at a time when you may have many responsibilities and other things on your mind. Inherited money can help you offset costs and provide for the rest of your loved ones. However, some estates may be in probate for years, preventing you from collecting your inheritance. How do you get your inheritance money in a timely manner? If you have the proper documentation for an inheritance advance, IFC can help.
Our experts know what inheritance advance paperwork is necessary, and we can help you secure your money immediately.
What Is an Inheritance Cash Advance?
An inheritance cash advance offers you early access to money you will receive from your inheritance without waiting for the estate to close. Receiving an advance carries none of the risks of a loan because it has no interest fees or personal liability. You essentially borrow part of what you’ll be paid from the estate, and you can do so without approval based on a credit score.
It can take up to two years for an estate to get settled in the courts. During that time, you may experience further delays based on the estate’s size and the closing’s complexity.
How to Get an Inheritance Money Advance
To secure an inheritance advance, you’ll need documents to prove that you are who you say you are and establish your claim to the inheritance money. Inheritance advance paperwork may include:
- The death certificate for the person whose will you are named in.
- A copy of the legal will, if such a document is available.
- A document from the estate executor or administrator explaining who they are and their relation to the estate.
- A second document from the executor or administrator that outlines the amount you will inherit.
- A confirming document that explains who was named the estate administrator or executor.
You’ll also need a photo ID, such as a driver’s license or passport, and a verifiable Social Security number. If you can produce your original SSN card, that is even better. Despite these requirements, every estate is unique, and so is the process for getting an advance. Some cases may require documents that are unnecessary for others, including:
- Letters of administration
- Notice to creditors
- Inventory sheet
- Petition for probate
Gathering your documentation for inheritance advances can be complex. If you’re uncertain about which documents you need, the best way to ensure you bring the right things is to contact your provider. They can give you more specific information about what you need to bring and what you can leave at home. At Inheritance Funding, our experts are always happy to discuss your inheritance and help you determine what paperwork is necessary to get your money immediately.