Claim a power of attorney refund

You may be able to get part of your application fee back if you applied to register a power of attorney from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2017.

This applies to lasting powers of attorney (LPA) and enduring powers of attorney (EPA).

You can only claim a refund if you made the power of attorney in England or Wales.

Who can claim a refund

You can make a claim if you’re:

  • the ‘donor’ - the person who made the power of attorney
  • an ‘attorney’ - appointed by the donor in an LPA or EPA to make decisions on their behalf
  • the executor of the donor’s estate if the donor has died

How much you could get

How much you could get depends on when you paid the fees. You’ll also get 0.5% interest.

You can still claim a refund even if you do not know when you paid the fees.

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

You’ll get half the refund if you paid a reduced fee (‘remission’).

How to claim

Contact the Office of the Public Guardian to:

  • check if you’re eligible for a refund
  • find out how to make a claim

Office of Public Guardian

POA Refunds Team
Lower Ground Floor
Office of the Public Guardian
PO Box 16185
B2 2WH

Office of Public Guardian
Telephone: 0300 456 0300
Textphone: 0115 934 2778
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9:30am to 5pm
Wednesday, 10am to 5pm
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After you’ve claimed

It takes up to 12 weeks for your claim to be processed.

If your claim is approved, the refund will be sent via cheque.