If you applied to register your power of attorney between 2013 and 2017, from 1 February this year you may be able to claim a refund of some of the fee that you paid, together with interest.
You can claim a refund if you are the donor (the person making the power of attorney) or an attorney. However, any refund will be paid to the donor.
The amount you may receive depends on the date of your application and could be between £34 and £54 plus interest for each power of attorney.
You can claim online at www.gov.uk/power-of-attorney-refund or by telephoning the Refunds Helpline on 0300 4560300 and choosing option 6. If you are an attorney making the claim, you will need the donor’s full name, address and date of birth as well as their UK bank account number and sort code.
If the donor has died, you can still claim but you must do so by phone and you will need the death certificate and grant of representation or Will.
It can take up to 12 weeks to process your claim and if approved, the refund will be made direct to the donor’s bank account.