Did you apply to register a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) or Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017?
As of 1st February 2018, it was possible for a person having applied to register an LPA - or Lasting Power of Attorney - (for both property & financial affairs and health & welfare) or EPA - or Enduring Power of Attorney - between 1st April 2013 and 31st March 2017 to claim a partial refund of the fees paid for doing so.
It also applies to those whose fees were already remitted (reduced by 50%) at the time of application, as well as repeat applications (where an additional fee was charged).
Fees recoverable depend on the application type and year in which it was made, but will range from £17 to £54.
A donor (the person having made the LPA or EPA) or indeed their attorneys may apply for the refund as can personal representatives of a donor who has subsequently passed away.
Why do I need to know? My solicitor will tell me!
Given the sums involved, the Office of the Public Guardian will not be dealing with solicitors acting on people’s behalf to claim the refunds due.
They have however made assurances that making a claim is quick and simple - and that they are readily on hand to assist - see full details visit the claim form here online via the www.gov.uk website.