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Do I qualify for a refund on my registration fee for my Power of Attorney?

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If you made a Lasting Power of Attorney (or registered an Enduring Power of Attorney) between 2013 and 2017 then read on as you could be entitled to a refund on your registration fee….

 

Who is entitled?

The Government have announced that it is possible to claim a refund on the registration fee for Powers of Attorney registered in England and Wales between 2013 and 2017.

How much could I be entitled to?

This is dependent on the date of registration with the Office of Public Guardian. 

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

The Government will also pay 0.5% interest.

How can I claim?

An online claim form can be completed at https://www.gov.uk/power-of-attorney-refund.  Alternatively if you have any questions (or are unable to access the online form) then you can telephone the Office of Public Guardian’s refunds helpline on  0300 456 0300 and select option 6.

Who can make the application?

This can be made by either the Donor (the person whose Power of Attorney it is) or an Attorney.  Payment is made directly to the Donor.  If the Donor has died then a claim can still be made.  Full details are available at the above link.

If you haven’t already made a Lasting Power of Attorney and want to know more, please contact the team on privateclient@baker-law.co.uk or call us on 01252 907829.  Our team includes members of STEP (www.step.org/about-us) and Solicitors for the Elderly (www.sfe.legal/public/welcome ). This means you can have peace of mind that you are dealing with a highly experienced and qualified team.

If you have already made a Lasting Power of Attorney and want to know more about our ‘Attorney Support Services’ then please email us on privateclient@baker-law.co.uk or call us on 01252 907829.

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