Enduring and Lasting Powers of Attorney – Refunds due from the Office of the Public Guardian

Have you registered an enduring or lasting power of attorney in the last 5 years? If you have then you will be able to claim a refund of part of your application fee.

Why has this arisen?

The Office of the Public Guardian has found it has been able to process applications more efficiently than they expected due to increased volumes of applications and greater efficiencies in processing. As government agencies are not allowed to charge a fee above the costs of processing the application without specific authority this means that many people are due a refund.

What do I have to do to claim my refund?

If you registered your own power of attorney or if you have registered a power of attorney under which you are appointed as an attorney between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017 then you are able to claim a refund.

The amount of the refund depends upon when you registered the power of attorney and ranges from £34 to £54 plus interest at 0.5%. If you paid a reduced fee then the refund is halved.

You can claim your refund online or by telephone on 0300 456 0300 choosing option 6. To find out more information visit the government website.

AMD solicitors are extremely experienced in dealing with lasting powers of attorney. If you would like to register a power of attorney, then get in touch with our Bristol solicitors now by calling 0117 962 1205 or fill out our contact form.

This article is provided for general information purposes only and represents our understanding of the relevant law and practice as at the date of uploading. This article should not be relied upon as legal advice pertaining to any specific factual situation. Legal decisions should be made only after proper consultation with a legal professional of your choosing.

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