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Refunds on Power of Attorney fees

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LindainHerriotCountry

LindainHerriotCountry Report 4 Feb 2018 14:38

It seems the government charged too much for fees between April 2013 and March 2017. So anyone who has taken one out can get a partial refund. It is between £37 and £57 depending on the date.
You only need to claim once even if you have more than one. They will search for all of them in the persons name
It was extremely easy to do and the money is paid into the donors bank account, so obviously the person still has to be alive.

Just go to this website

Www.gov.uk/power-of-attorney-refund

Andysmum

Andysmum Report 4 Feb 2018 14:49

That's great, but just one small point - it only applies to England and Wales.

+++DetEcTive+++

+++DetEcTive+++ Report 4 Feb 2018 16:50

By coincidence, this afternoon our neighbour has asked me to 'certificate' the EPOA she & her daughter are arranging.

As she said she's had the forms from early last year, I'll suggest she checks that the fee, as printed, is what she now has to pay.

LindainHerriotCountry

LindainHerriotCountry Report 4 Feb 2018 16:50

So it does, good job we live in England :-D

The amount varies between £37 and £57 depending on the date Typically ours are in the lowest amount, but we both have a health one as well as a money one, so we should get four lots of £37 back.

It was reallly easy to fill in, so worth it

ann

ann Report 4 Feb 2018 21:35

I am just applying for my grandsons POA and had a message that after 31st of Jan the fees are going up

Annx

Annx Report 5 Feb 2018 15:40

You can claim after the person (donor) has died as well, but have to phone the number given. This may apply in my MIL and FIL's case so thanks for posting Linda.

Annx

Annx Report 6 Feb 2018 14:43

Thank you again Linda as OH rang them this morning and has to send a few documents to them and they will send him a refund. If you hadn't put this thread on he wouldn't have known. :-D

LindainHerriotCountry

LindainHerriotCountry Report 6 Feb 2018 14:52

That is good to know. I didn’t notice that bit, just that it said the money would go into the donors bank account. I suppose if you had probate, there is no reason you can’t claim and split the money between any beneficiaries

I just spotted a little paragraph in the Sunday paper, I haven’t noticed any publicity about it

Joeva

Joeva Report 7 Feb 2018 18:21

Many thanks LindainHerriotCounry for this link. I passed it onto my niece who has LPA for my sister. She was pleased to let me know that a refund will be paid into her mother's bank account . ........ so a good result, thanks again.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 8 Feb 2018 06:57

That's interesting i will haveto check date hubby did his one . Think it was 2013 if so I will claim as I did his probate

He did the one for his finances and I did activate it in 2015 when his health went down

Am away from home at the moment but am glad I saw this

:-D

LindainHerriotCountry

LindainHerriotCountry Report 7 Mar 2018 21:01

I had an email today to say that ours have been approved. We are getting just short of £150 between us which is more than I thought

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 8 Mar 2018 07:53

That's good news Linda.- quite an amount to be back in your pockets.

Thank you for posting this thread. I told my nephew, who was going to look into it as he has P of A for his mum.