Are you due a refund from The Ministry Of Justice?
If you paid to register a Lasting Power of Attorney in England between the 1st of April 2013 to the 31st of March 2017, you could be due a refund.
The Ministry of Justice revealed in February 2018 that people who paid during this period have overpaid by up to £54. It’s been confirmed that over 184,532 refunds have already been processed, but with an estimated 1.7 million applications affected during the 4 year period, there’s a huge amount of people who are yet to claim theirs.
Why are people being refunded?
When you register a Power of Attorney, you pay an application fee to the Office of the Public Guardian which is set by the MoJ. Between 2013 and 2017, the fee stayed the same whilst the operating costs decreased. The Government is now repaying the difference that applicants overpaid by, plus interest.
How can you claim a refund?
If you think you’re due a refund, you can claim it via the government website here.
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