LPA Refund Scheme – Are You Due a Refund?

The Ministry of Justice has launched a scheme to refund those who may have paid more than they should for applying to register powers of attorney. You may be entitled to a refund from the Office of the Public Guardian if you registered your Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) registered between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017.

The amount you may be entitled to depends on when you paid the fee:

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 will also get interest at 0.5% on top of the fee. So, for example, if you registered a Lasting Power of Attorney for Property and Affairs as well as a Lasting Power of Attorney for Health and Welfare in May 2015, you could be entitled to a refund of £76 plus 0.5% interest.

If you think you might be entitled to a refund, you can apply online at https://www.gov.uk/power-of-attorney-refund or contact the Refunds Helpline on 0300 456 0300 (option 6).

If you haven’t made a Lasting Power of Attorney and you would like to make one please use our contact form to get in touch with Remi Aiyela. You can find out more about Lasting Powers of Attorney at www.EstatePlanningCafe.co.uk.

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