15.3. The payment request shall be drafted using the model in Annex V and shall be accompanied by:
a) a narrative and financial report in line with Article 2;
b) a forecast budget for the following reporting period in case of request of further pre-financing;
c) an expenditure verification report or a detailed breakdown of expenditure if required under Article 15.7;
For the purposes of the initial pre-financing payment, the signed contract serves as payment request. A financial guarantee shall be attached if required in the Special Conditions.
Payment shall not imply recognition of the regularity or of the authenticity, completeness and correctness of the declarations and information provided.
The initial pre-financing payment will be made after the Contracting Authority has received a signed contract accompanied by a financial guarantee, if required in the Special Conditions. It is no longer necessary to submit a payment request with the signed contract.
The further pre-financing payments will only be made if the payment request is accompanied by a narrative and financial report, a forecast budget for the following reporting period, and a detailed breakdown of expenditure or an expenditure verification report if required (see Article 15.7).
Payments shall not imply recognition of the authenticity, completeness and correctness of the declarations and information provided. Audits or verifications of Actions and accounts may be done after the final payment was made and may entail a reimbursement of a part of the grant, if some costs are found to be ineligible (see Art. 18 General Conditions).