Lasting power of attourney rebate.

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Goosegirl

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Lasting power of attourney rebate.
« on: May 20, 2018, 13:57 »
Whilst waiting for my OH to have a blood test, I was browsing through a Dementia magazine when this caught my eye. Did you know you can claim a partial refund if you took out a lasting power of attorney between 1st April 2013 and 31st March 2017? Well, I certainly didn't so have just put in my application and should receive about 35 in my bank account. Here's the link: https://www.gov.uk/power-of-attorney-refund.
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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2018, 17:50 »
I heard this mentioned on You and Yours, but hadnt had time to follow up.  Thanks for the link!!
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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2018, 17:39 »
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Re: Lasting power of attourney rebate.
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2018, 08:34 »
I didn't know that, but thanks for the info and the link, Mrs Bouquet
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« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2018, 10:36 »
Rebate from who?, I've had a "power of attorney" written by my solicitor for about 25 years now, (just in case), plus a will with it, from when I was a "long", (and I mean long, 6 week trips), haul truck driver

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« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2018, 13:33 »
Our solicitor did ours which was then registered as yours would have been, and the rebate comes from the Government; however yours was done before the qualifying date so you won't be able to make a claim.

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Re: Lasting power of attourney rebate.
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2018, 13:36 »
Rebate from who?, I've had a "power of attorney" written by my solicitor for about 25 years now, (just in case), plus a will with it, from when I was a "long", (and I mean long, 6 week trips), haul truck driver
The link given in the first post opens a webpage explaining the criteria for the rebate  ;)
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Re: Lasting power of attourney rebate.
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2018, 10:19 »
Rebate from who?, I've had a "power of attorney" written by my solicitor for about 25 years now, (just in case), plus a will with it, from when I was a "long", (and I mean long, 6 week trips), haul truck driver

All else in your life being the same, your Enduring Power of Attorney will be valid - although after 25 years you might want to re-read it.  What is being talked about here is the newer Lasting Powers of Attorney which replaced yours.

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Re: Lasting power of attourney rebate.
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2018, 13:04 »
Good point there madcat. Not having done it before I didn't realise it had been updated.

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« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2018, 19:52 »
Mum reclaimed for her LPAs - very straightforward, and she got the refund through quickly.
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Re: Lasting power of attourney rebate.
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2018, 19:48 »
Thank you all for the information, I don't think I'll bother trying to claim, I cannot even remember how much it cost,  :lol:, needless to say, it was never needed, as I am still here, :lol:, but it took away a lot of worry at the time,


 

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