Refunds available for Lasting Power of Attorney applications made from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2017

19/02/2018

Who can claim a refund

You can make a claim if you’re:

  • the ‘donor’ - the person who made the power of attorney
  • an ‘attorney’ - appointed by the donor in an LPA or EPA to make decisions on their behalf

If you were appointed as a replacement attorney, you can only claim when you’ve been formally appointed as an attorney and are now able to make decisions on the donor’s behalf.

The refund must be paid to the donor.

You only need to make one claim per donor, even if you made more than one power of attorney.

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’).

How to claim

It takes about 10 minutes to claim online.

Before you claim you’ll need:

  • the donor’s UK bank account number and sort code
  • a copy of the LPA (if you have it)

Please go to the following link if you wish to make an online claim:

https://www.gov.uk/power-of-attorney-refund


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