Power of Attorney – thousands could be eligible for refund

Posted on: April 27th, 2018 by Meelee Parsons

If you registered a Power of Attorney between 1st April 2013 and 31st March 2017 you may have been asked by the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) to pay too much as an administration fee and be due a partial refund.

The miscalculation of fees happened because the OPG became more efficient at processing the registrations but didn’t reduce the fee at the time – fees were only lowered from 1st April 2017.

To check if you are due a refund take a look here: www.gov.uk/power-of-attorney-refund

Or ring the Office of the Public Guardian on 0300 456 0300 (choose option 6)

You must claim your refund by 31st January 2021.

Due to a huge rise in demand for our free helpline, we have a backlog of enquiries. We are getting back to everyone as quickly as we can, but our response time for free advice is currently up to one week.

We are deeply sorry for this delay.

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