Refund of Power of Attorney Registration fees
If you made either an EPA (Enduring Power of Attorney) or LPA (Lasting Power of Attorney) between April 1 2013 and March 31 2017, you may be entitled to a partial refund of your registration fees.
Between these dates, the Office of the Public Guardian made substantial operating cost savings, as LPA’s became more widespread. The registration cost did not come down in line with these savings, and as the department is not allowed to make a profit, the Ministry of Justice announced a refund scheme.
There is an extremely easy process to follow to make your claim for a refund, but you must claim before the end of January 2021. Either the ‘donor’ of the LPA or an Attorney can make the claim. Additionally, if the donor is deceased, a claim may be made by the estate administrators or executors.
Before you start you should make sure you have;
- The donor’s Bank Account details
- A copy of the LPA (if possible)
You’ll need about 10 minutes, and the refund will take around 12 weeks to process.
If you don’t have an LPA, please see our dedicated Power of Attorney pages for more information about our Fixed Price service
Originally published at Thoughtful Planning Wills and Estate Planning.