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The European Commission will send an email to the expert with an invitation to submit their payment request. The email will contain a link to the payment request submission page. The expert can prepare and draft the request but cannot submit it until after the end date of the task for which the contract was generated.
Assuming the expert completes the tasks as agreed and signs the central or remote ‘attendance sheet’, he/she will receive an email from the European Commission the day after the end date of the task, with an invitation to submit their payment request. The email will contain a link to the payment request submission page.
A word about the payment checklist
The payment checklist is located in the top right hand corner of the Payment screen. It helps you to complete your payment request. If there is an issue with some part of your payment request, a red X will indicate where the issue is. If a red X is present on the checklist, payment submission is not possible. The checklist is dynamic, so when the issue has been resolved, the red X changes to a green tick mark.
When you first open a payment request, the checklist looks like this:
Before you submit a payment request, verify that the checklist does not indicate that there are any issues with your payment request. It should look something like this:
Note: Not all fields on the payment page are mandatory, so you do not necessarily need a green tick beside every item. But you must ensure that there are no red X marks. Otherwise, submission will fail.
Full details on Payment Requests and how to use the checklist are contained on the page: