The government is to be asked to pay Â£12,000 to the families of all those killed during the Troubles - including members of paramilitary groups.
The families of paramilitary victims, members of the security forces and civilians who were killed will all be entitled to the same amount.
The payment is expected to be recommended by the group set up to advise on how to deal with the past.
The Consultative Group on the Past is to publish its report next week.
If the recommendation is accepted by the government, the cost would be an estimated Â£40m.
The group, co-chaired by Lord Eames and Denis Bradley, is expected to say there should be no hierarchy of victims and that everyone should be treated in the same way.
That would mean the family of the IRA Shankill bomber Thomas Begley would receive the same for his death as those of the families of the nine civilians he killed.
Likewise, the families of two UVF members killed while they planted a bomb that also killed three members of the Miami Showband in 1975 will be entitled to the same payment as those of the victims.
The Consultative Group on the Past is also expected to recommend the creation of a five year legacy commission, appointed by the British and Irish governments, to deal with the past - and to say there should be no further public inquiries.
The total cost of the proposals would be Â£300m, and the Irish government will be asked to make a significant contribution.
More than 3,000 people died during the Northern Ireland Troubles and the group was set up to find ways forward in dealing with that legacy.
No issue with it if it is across the board - but will it include Police and Military victims as well - thats not made clear.