Power of attorney refund reminder

Kathryn Harwood - March 9th 2018

As we highlighted in our February e-bulletin, last year the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) reduced the fee for the registration of an Enduring Power of Attorney or a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) from £110.00 to £82.00.  The price reduction was due to operating costs coming down as more people applied to register a power of attorney and the process became more efficient.

At the time the application fee charged was not reduced in line with the cost reduction and the OPG has introduced a refund scheme for payments made between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017

Refunds will be made to the person who made the LPA, though the attorney is also able to make the claim and the refund can also be claimed by the executors of a person who registered a LPA but who has now died.

Refunds will include 0.5% interest.

The refund process is quick and easy and can be handled online by clicking here – or alternatively you can call the OPG’s dedicated refund helpline 0300 456 0300 (option 6) or email: poarefunds@justice.gsi.gov.uk