Refund of Power of Attorney Application Fees - MCP Q&A

If you applied to register a Power of Attorney between 1st April 2013 and 31st March 2017 you can now apply for a refund of part of the application fee paid. This applies to Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) and registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPA) made in England and Wales.

Who can make a claim for a refund?

Either the ‘donor’ (the person who made the power of attorney) or an ‘attorney’ (the person appointed by the donor in an LPA or EPA to make decisions on their behalf).

The refund must be paid to the donor. Only one claim per donor needs to be made, even if more than one Power of Attorney was made.

How much will be refunded?

It will depend on when the fee was paid as to how much will be refunded.  The amount below is for each Power of Attorney when the full registration fee was paid:-

April to September 2013                                 Refund £54

October 2013 to March 2014                          Refund £34

April 2014 to March 2015                               Refund £37

April 2015 to March 2016                               Refund £38

April 2016 to March 2017                               Refund £45


What is the deadline to make a claim?

Refunds must be claimed by 31 January 2021.

How do I make a claim?

We would refer you to the government website which sets out how you can apply either by telephone or online:-

If we can be of any assistance please do not hesitate to contact one of our Power of Attorney experts.

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