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Lasting Power of Attorney Refunds

lasting power of attorney refunds

I often shout the need for Powers of Attorney – for everyone!  Not just the elderly.

Now, if you have listened and if you have registered a Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) between April 2013 and March 2017 then you may be due a refund!

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) is issuing partial refunds to the donors of LPAs who paid fees within this timeframe before the fee was reduced to £82 per LPA. The Ministry of Justice sets the fees for the OPG and they have found that the running costs of the OPG were much lower than the income they were taking in from those registering LPA documents. This has, therefore lead them to offer a refund scheme, which will be run by the OPG.

It must be a donor or an attorney who makes the application and the refund will be paid to the donor only. This is a fantastic news, more information and the application process can be found on the .gov website:


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