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Information for Lasting Power of Attorney
There are two additional fees in relation to Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) and they are the Registration Fee and Final Fee. The Registration Fee of £82 is paid to The Office of Public Guardian for each LPA and the Final Fee of £49 is paid to Essential Wills at the registration stage for each LPA
The Registration Fee of £82 can be reduced by 100% or 50% if you qualify as explained below.
Exemption of Fees (100% reduction)
If the Donor is in receipt of any of the following means-tested benefits and has not been awarded damages of more than £16,000, which were disregarded when determining eligibility for the benefit they are eligible for a full exemption:
•Employment and Support Allowance (income related)
•Income-based Job-Seeker’s Allowance
•A combination of Working Tax Credit and either Child Tax Credit, Disability Element Working Tax Credit or Severe Disability Element (within the Working Tax Credit). This does not include Disability Living Allowance or Invalidity Benefit
•Council Tax Benefit (not the 25% single person reduction or exemption)
•Local Housing Allowance
In order to apply for an exemption of fees, you must enclose copies of recent letters (dated within the last three months) confirming receipt of the benefits above, such as letters from the DWP or benefit provider.
Remission (50% reduction)
If the Donor’s gross annual income is less than £12,000, they will be eligible for a 50% reduction of the fee.
Gross annual income may come from employment, non-means-tested benefits (such as Attendance Allowance and Disability Living Allowance), pensions and interest from capital investments.
In order to apply for a remission, you should send us proof of the Client’s gross annual income, such as wage slips, bank statements or statements from a pension provider.
The evidence provided should cover a period of at least three months.
Minimum £39 professional advice fee added to all prices quoted