Reclaim Power of Attorney Fees
If you applied to register a Lasting Power of Attorney or Enduring Power of Attorney in England or Wales between 1st April 2013 and 31st March 2017 you may be able to claim back part of your application fee.
The claim can be made by either the donor (the person who made the power of attorney) or an attorney but the refund must be paid directly to the donor.
How much you get back will depend on when you paid the fees and will also include 0.5% interest.
To claim online, you will need access to the donor’s UK bank account number and sort code and a copy of the LPA (if you have it). All claims must be made by 1st February 2021.
If the donor has died, the executor of the will or administrator of the estate can claim a refund. You will need to send the power of attorney, death certificate and a photocopy of the will or grant of representation and your name, contact details, donor’s name and case reference number to the Office of the Public Guardian refunds team. For more information or to claim your refund please see https://www.gov.uk/power-of-attorney-refund
The government advise that after completing the claim form it may take up to 12 weeks to process your claim. If your claim is approved it will be paid to the donor’s bank account.