If you applied to register a power of attorney from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2017 you can now get part of your application fee back. This applies to both lasting powers of attorney (LPA) and enduring powers of attorney (EPA). However, you must claim your refund back by 31/12/21.
Who can claim a refund?
- If you made the power of attorney in England or Wales
- If you are the donor – the person who made the power of attorney
- If you are the attorney – appointed by the donor in either an LPA or an EPA to make decisions on their behalf (but the refund must be paid to the donor)
The amount you will received depends on when the fees were paid and you will also receive 0.5% interest:
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 will get half the refund if you paid a reduced fee (‘remission’).
It takes about 10 minutes to claim online but you will need the donor’s UK bank account number and sort code and a copy of the LPA (if you have it).
Click here for further information.