A claim for the $10,000 Day Scholar compensation can be made on behalf of an eligible Day Scholar, if the Day Scholar has passed away on or after May 30, 2005. 

In cases where the deceased Day Scholar’s estate has an executor, administrator, trustee or liquidator (generally because one was named in a will, or appointed by a court), only that person may make a claim on behalf of the estate.   

If there is no estate executor, administrator, trustee or liquidator, the highest priority living heir can make a claim. The priority level of heirs follows the distribution of property in cases where someone dies without a will under the Indian Act, and is as follows (from highest to lowest priority)  

-          surviving spouse; 

-          common-law partner or defacto partner; 

-           children;  

-           grandchildren;  

-           parents;  

-           siblings; and  

-          children of siblings.

In cases where there is more than one heir of the same priority level, those heirs must choose one person to make the claim on behalf of all of them. 

When people are applying on behalf of a loved one who has died on or after May 30, 2005, they must complete an Estate Claim Form.  

More information on the Estate Claims Process and priority of claims can be found at www.dayscholarsclaims.com.

In all cases, Claimants are required to submit the claim form to a Claims Administrator before the claims extension deadline on January 4, 2024.