1.3m Power of Attorney refunds of up to £54 STILL unclaimed as deadline nears - MSE News

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Over three quarters of the refunds owed on Power of Attorney fees are yet to be claimed with just weeks to go until the deadline, MoneySavingExpert.com can reveal...

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'1.3m Power of Attorney refunds of up to £54 STILL unclaimed as deadline nears'

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  • Relick
    Relick Posts: 14 Forumite
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    Thank you, first I have heard of this. Just put my claim in for 2 POA's 
  • snigehere
    snigehere Posts: 16 Forumite
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    I have not heard of this either so thanks for the alert - I am giving it a go ... A bit of a false start as I did not read the material on the MSE site .. I scanned looking for a link to the process and unfortunately the first link near the top of the article was the dutyship refund link.  Much further down I found the right link (https://www.gov.uk/power-of-attorney-refund) for overcharged fees.
    My parents have 4 LPA's between them, all dated from Jan 2017, so that gets them £180 back in about 12 weeks time.
  • chunkylover53
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    Another thank you for posting this ... hadn't heard of it, just put in my claim, took about 2 minutes (i happened to have all details to hand).
  • kentyy
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    Is there anywhere that allows you to get refunds before 2013?
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    kentyy said:
    Is there anywhere that allows you to get refunds before 2013?
    No, the whole point is that they were set too high in 2013
  • Reikigirl
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    my hue my husband and myself made Power's of Attorney in November 2017 and paid £100 each registration fees plus £82 each to the court of protection for each document. Can we claim anything back? I’m a bit confused about dates. 
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    You wouldn't have paid £100 in November 2017. If you did, it means you used a third party who added on their fees to do it, so there would be no refund.
  • Reikigirl
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    I have just found a receipt dated 08/05/2017 for £597 from a legal services company who dealt with the Powers of Attorney. Does this mean we can’t claim? 
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    There's nothing to claim. You paid for the PoAs plus the fees you agree to pay the company.
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