The Ministry of Justice has announced a refund scheme for Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) and Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPA) application fees paid between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017. If you registered an LPA or EPA made in England and Wales between those dates you are probably entitled to between £45 and £54 per power plus 0.5% interest. This also applies to repeat application fees.
Either donor or attorney can claim but the refund must be paid to the donor’s bank account.
To claim your refund, please visit: gov.uk, power of attorney refund.
Note that you must claim by phone if:
- the donor doesn’t have a UK bank account
- the donor has died
- you are a court-appointed deputy.
Details of the refunds helpline are as follows:
Telephone: 0300 456 0300 (choose option 6)
Textphone: 0115 934 2778
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9am to 5pm
Wednesday 10am to 5pm
If you would like advice on Lasting Powers of Attorney or related issues please contact Thomas Bradfield from Thomson Snell & Passmore on 01892 510000.