If you registered a Lasting Power of Attorney between 2013 and 2017 you may be entitled to a partial refund on the registration fees paid, of up to £54.00.
- Why is a refund due?
The operational costs of the Office of the Public Guardian decreased in 2013, but this was not reflected in the registration fees. The Government has confirmed that reimbursement may be due to up to 1.7million people and interest will be paid at 0.5%.
- How much will the refund be?
When you paid the fee Refund for each power of attorney
April 2013 to September 2013 £54
October 2013 to March 2014 £34
April 2014 to March 2015 £37
April 2015 to March 2016 £38
April 2016 to March 2017 £45
- How do you claim your refund?
You must claim directly to the Government and this can be done via https://www.gov.uk/power-of-attorney-refund or by calling 0300 456 0300 and selecting option 6.
- What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?
A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document where one person (“the donor”) gives another person (“the attorney”) authority to make certain decisions on his or her behalf. The document can be prepared at any time whilst the person has mental capacity and is usually used when the donor is either no longer mentally or physically able to make decisions themselves.
If you would like further information on making a Lasting Power of Attorney now the reduced fees are in place, then please contact on 01646 695311 or firstname.lastname@example.org .