Power of Attorney Registration Refund

Did you register a Power of Attorney from 1st April 2013 to 31st March 2017?  Time is running out to claim a refund of part of the registration fee – the application must be made by 1st February 2021.

The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) introduced the refund scheme for anyone who registered a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) or an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) from 1st April 2013 to 31st March 2017.

The person who made the power of attorney or the person(s) appointed by them as attorney(s) can make the claim.  The refund must be made to the person who made the power of attorney (the Donor).  If the Donor has died only the executor of the will or administrator of the estate can claim the refund.

You can claim 2 refunds if you registered LPAs for both Property & Financial Affairs and Health & Welfare, but only need to make one application.

How much you get depends on when you paid the fees. You will also receive 0.5% interest.  You can still claim a refund even if you don’t know when you paid the fees.

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

You’ll get half the refund if you paid a reduced fee (‘remission’)

To apply for a refund visit: http://gov.uk/power-of-attorney-refund.  Alternatively apply by ringing the Refunds Helpline on 0300 456 0300

Please contact the lawyers in our Private Client Department for further advice on claiming the refund or making an LPA if you do not already have a Power of Attorney in place.