LPA Refund Scheme – Are You Due a Refund?

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 feeRefund 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.

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