Registration Fees for Powers of Attorney

There is a fee payable to the Office of the Public Guardian for registration and validation of the Power of Attorney. This fee is currently £110 for each application.

Are you eligible for a fee exemption?

Please indicate if any of the following apply to you:

Fees are exempt if you are in receipt of:

  • Income support
  • Income-based job-seeker’s allowance
  • State Pension Guarantee Credit
  • Combination of Working Tax Credit and with Child Tax Credit, Disability Element or Severe Disability Element
  • Housing Benefit
  • Council Tax Benefit
  • Local Housing Allowance

If YES then no fee is payable.

Please provide documentary proof of entitlement of benefits.

You are not entitled to a fee exemption if you have also received an award of more than £16,000 which was disregarded for the purposes of determining eligibility for the benefits listed above. However you may still be eligible for a fee remission.

Are you eligible for a fee remission?

Does your Gross Income i.e gross income before tax and national insurance are deducted) fall below £12, 000? If so you may be eligible for a 50% remission.

Please provide documentary proof of gross income.

If you have any queries concerning your eligibility for an exemption or remission of the Registration fee please contact one of our specialist Private Client lawyers for assistance.

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