You can get part of your application fee back if you applied to register a power attorney from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2017.
This applies to lasting powers of attorney (LPA) and enduring powers of attorney (EPA).
You can only claim a refund if you made the power of attorney in England or Wales.
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
It takes about 10 minutes to claim online.
You’ll need the donor’s UK bank account number and sort code.
- the donor doesn’t have a UK bank account
- the donor has died
- you’re a court-appointed deputyYou can also claim by phone if you don’t have a computer or can’t use one easily.
Claim a refund online: https://www.gov.uk/power-of-attorney-refund
After you’ve claimed
It takes up to 12 weeks for your claim to be processed.
If your claim is approved, the refund will be paid to the donor’s bank account.
You can appeal a decision if your claim is rejected – contact the Refunds Helpline.
If you need assistance with this, please feel free to contact our Private Client Team on 01730 265111.