Claiming a Power of Attorney refund
If you applied to register a power of attorney from April 1st 2013 to March 31st 2017 you may able to get part of your application fee back.
The refund applies to both lasting powers of attorney (LPA) and enduring powers of attorney (EPA), and an application for the refund must be made before January 31st 2021.
Who can apply?
You can make a claim for this refund if you are either of the following -
- the ‘donor’ - the person who made the power of attorney
- an ‘attorney’ - appointed by the donor in an LPA or EPA to make decisions on their behalf
The refund must be paid to the donor and only one claim is needed per donor, even if you made more than one power of attorney.
How much will I get?
How much you receive depends on when you paid the fees. You’ll also get 0.5% interest.
You can view a full breakdown of the refund amounts here.
How can I claim?
It takes about 10 minutes to claim online on the Government website.
However, before you claim you will need:
- the donor’s UK bank account number and sort code
- a copy of the LPA (if you have it)
Once you have all of the relevant information you can visit the Government website and begin the application. You can do so by visiting - https://www.gov.uk/power-of-attorney-refund
How we can help
At Percy Hughes & Roberts Solicitors, we have a team of dedicated LPA solicitors who are ready to help you resolve your query or issue relating to this area of the law as quickly and effectively as possible. We can assist you should you need any advice regarding receiving this refund.
If you need assistance, more generally, in relation to Lasting Powers of Attorney, our wills, trusts and probate solicitors have a wealth of experience. Our specialist solicitors will provide you with all the information and advice you need.
Contact Percy Hughes & Roberts
To speak to a wills and probate solicitor for advice, contact Percy Hughes & Roberts for a no-obligation phone consultation today. We provide ourselves on offering expert advice that's easy to understand, and we will be with you through every step of the legal process.