Obtaining a refund of LPA fees from the Office of the Public Guardian

Posted 01 February 2018 by Richard Tinkler

Did you set up a Lasting Power of Attorney between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017?  If so, you may be entitled to a partial refund of the application fee paid to the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG).
 
For more information please see the following pages:
 
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/power-of-attorney-fee-refund-scheme-launched
 
and
 
https://www.gov.uk/power-of-attorney-refund
 
According to the OPG there are different ways of claiming the refund but you can only make a claim if you are a donor or attorney and the refund can only be paid to the donor.
 
For further information, please contact the Office of the Public Guardian.
 
This blog was written on 1 February 2018 following an announcement from the OPG.
 
This article aims to supply general information but it is not intended to constitute advice.  Every effort is made to ensure that the law referred to is correct at the date of publication and to avoid any statement which may mislead.  However, no duty of care is assumed to any person and no liability is accepted for any omission or inaccuracy.  Always seek specific advice. 

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