Are you Entitled to a Fee Refund for your Deputyship?

 

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The Ministry of Justice has launched  new scheme intended to allow people to claim back some of the fees relating to a deputyship. Because the number of deputyships was far larger than expected, the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) were not able to correctly estimate the costs they would need to supervise them. This is why some fees can now be reclaimed.

Who can claim a deputyship refund?

The scheme has been set up to help anyone who was/is:

  • Under a deputyship order but has now regained capacity
  • The attorney of someone who was under a deputyship order
  • Adminstrating the estate of someone who was under a deputyship order

between 1 April 2008 and 31 March 2015 to claim a refund for certain fees. If you are currently still acting as a deputy for someone who was affected, the OPG will contact you directly.

Similar to the scheme which allows people to claim back fees relating to their Lasting Power of Attorney, you canvisit here to find out how to claim your refund.

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