Get your Power Of Attorney Fee refund now!

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A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal document appointing others to help make decisions or to make decisions on behalf of someone who may not be able to do so for themselves. This is often necessary for elderly parents or other dependants. If you applied to register a power of attorney in England or Wales from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2017, you can claim a refund of part of your application fee.

Who can claim?

Either the Donor or the Attorney who took out either a lasting power of attorney (LPA) or enduring power of attorney (EPA) within the above date range.

Who gets the refund?

The refund will only be paid to the Donor or to their Estate, and will take up to 12 weeks to come through.

When is the deadline for any claim?

Any refund must be claimed by 1st February 2021.

How much can I claim?

The amount of the claim will depend on when you applied. You’ll also be entitled to 0.5% interest. You can see the refund amounts here.

How do I make the claim?

Follow this link and scroll down to the green button ‘Claim a refund online’. You will need to have the Donor’s bank account details and a copy of the Power of Attorney. The process should take around 10 minutes.

There is also more detail on the Government’s website here.