Claim Your Lasting Power of Attorney Refund Now

The government has just announced a refund scheme for Lasting Powers of Attorney where the application for registration was made between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017. If you are either the person who made the Lasting Power of Attorney or the attorney appointed under a Lasting Power of Attorney where the application was made between these dates, you can apply for a refund online or by phone.

The refund scheme follows cost savings by the Office of the Public Guardian which have not been passed on to consumers.

This scheme applies to both Lasting Powers of Attorney for Property and Financial Affairs and Lasting Powers of Attorney for Health and Welfare. The refund amount per Lasting Power of Attorney is as follows:

When You Applied to Register 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

 

To apply online or by phone should only take a few minutes, but you will need the account number and sort code of the person who made Lasting Power of Attorney. For more information, or to claim your refund, please visit https://www.gov.uk/power-of-attorney-refund.

If you are unsure about when the application to register your Lasting Power of Attorney was made, and Coley & Tilley made the application on your behalf, then please contact us at enquiries@coleyandtilley.co.uk, and we will be happy to confirm the date of the application for registration.