MOJ announces refunds of registration fees for Powers of Attorney.

8 Feb2018

If you applied to register a Power of Attorney between 1st April 2013 and 31st March 2017 you can get part of your application fee back, the Ministry of Justice have announced.

This applies to both Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) and Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPA) providing they were made in England or Wales.

The claim for a partial refund can be made by either the ‘donor’ (the person who made the power of attorney) or an ‘attorney’ (those appointed by the donor in the LPA or EPA).

The amount you are entitled to have refunded to you depends on when the fee was paid, as set out in the table below. You will also be entitled to 0.5% interest.

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

It takes about 10 minutes to claim online and can take up to 12 weeks for your claim to be processed.

Any refund will be paid directly into the donor’s UK Bank account, so you will need the Sort Code and Account Number to claim.

To claim a refund online go to: https://claim-power-of-attorney-refund.service.gov.uk/start

If the donor does not have a UK bank account, or the donor has died or if you’re a Court-Appointed Deputy, you must claim by telephone and the details are:

Tel: 0300 456 0300 (option 6) or e-mail: poarefunds@gsi.gov.uk