Around a million people in England and Wales are estimated to be due a refund since the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) reduced the cost of registration fees last year.
If you applied to register a power of attorney between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017 you can claim back part of the registration fee paid at the time.
If you paid the fee in full that can be between £34 and £54 per person.
The refund can be claimed by the person who created the power of attorney (the donor) or the person who was appointed to act as the attorney. If the donor has subsequently died, the executor can claim a refund on behalf of the estate.
You can apply for your refund online here through the government website.
The refund figures include 0.5% annual interest.
You have until January 2021 to make your claim. The process should take around 12 weeks and the refund will be paid into the ‘donor’s’ bank account.
To arrange a free appointment with our Power of Attorney team call 01476 565 295.