The Ministry of Justice has launched a scheme to refund those who may have paid more than they should for applying to register powers of attorney. You may be entitled to a refund from the Office of the Public Guardian if you registered your Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) registered between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017.
The amount you may be entitled to depends on when you paid the fee:
|When you paid the fee||Refund for each power of attorney|
|April 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|
You will also get interest at 0.5% on top of the fee. So, for example, if you registered a Lasting Power of Attorney for Property and Affairs as well as a Lasting Power of Attorney for Health and Welfare in May 2015, you could be entitled to a refund of £76 plus 0.5% interest.
If you think you might be entitled to a refund, you can apply online at https://www.gov.uk/power-of-attorney-refund or contact the Refunds Helpline on 0300 456 0300 (option 6).
If you haven’t made a Lasting Power of Attorney and you would like to make one please get in touch so that we can guide you.