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You May Be Entitled to a Refund – Enduring Powers of Attorney and Lasting Powers of Attorney
You may be entitled to a refund if you applied to register either an Enduring Power of Attorney or Lasting Power of Attorney between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017.
Donors and attorneys can make the application through the online process and court appointed deputies or executors need to contact the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) helpline. You can make the claim either by following this link: https://www.gov.uk/power-of-attorney-refund .
Full guidance for those applying is available online, and there is a dedicated refunds service helpline for those who need it. Call OPG’s contact centre on 0300 456 0300 and select option 6 to be put through to the refunds team.
How much you’ll get
How much you get depends on when you paid the fees. You’ll also get 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’).