Claim a power of attorney refund

by | Feb 5, 2018 | Finance, News

You can get part of your application fee back if you applied to register lasting power of attorney (LPA) and enduring power of attorney (EPA) in England or Wales from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2017.


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

The refund must be paid to the donor. You only need to make one claim per donor, even if you made more than one power of attorney.

How much you get depends on when you paid the fees. You’ll also get 0.5% interest. You can still claim a refund even if you don’t know when you paid the fees.

It takes about 10 minutes to claim online. You’ll need the donor’s UK bank account number and sort code.

You must claim by phone if:

  • the donor doesn’t have a UK bank account
  • the donor has died
  • you’re a court-appointed deputy

You can also claim by phone if you don’t have a computer or can’t use one easily. Go to The Office of the Public Guardian to find out how to claim.