Partial Refund of LPA and EPA Registration Fees

The Ministry of Justice has launched the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) refund fee scheme for payments made to register either Lasting Powers of Attorneys (LPAs) or Enduring Powers of Attorneys between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017.

If you registered either an LPA or EPA in this period and paid a fee, you may be eligible for a partial refund plus interest.

The scheme is by way of an online application, details of which can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/power-of-attorney-refund

For those who do not have internet access you can ring the OPG helpline on 0300 456 0300 (option 6).

The application can be made by either the donor (the person who made the LPA or EPA) or their attorneys appointed by the registered Power of Attorney. The refund must be made to the donor and takes approximately 12 weeks to be paid to their account.

If you have any queries regarding whether you are eligible for a refund, please contact one of our specialist lawyers:

http://www.harris-harris.co.uk/what_we_do/wills_probate_trusts/