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Check if you can apply for a refund of deputyship fees

Ministry of Justice scheme will refund anyone who paid too much in deputyship fees

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Refunds are being offered to anyone who was charged more than necessary in deputyship fees between 1 April 2008 and 31 March 2015.

The Ministry of Justice launched the refund scheme on 4 October 2019.

Claims can be made by anyone who:

  • had a deputy previously
  • is acting on behalf of someone who had a deputy and has died

The deputyship must have been active between 1 April 2008 and 31 March 2015.

Not everyone who paid fees during this time will get a refund – only those clients who paid more than it cost OPG to supervise deputyships.

Current deputies acting for existing clients will get a refund automatically if they are owed money.

The scheme will be run by the Office of the Public Guardian and does not apply to fees paid to either OPG Scotland, the Office of Care and Protection in Northern Ireland or the Court of Protection.

Full guidance on the refund scheme and who is eligible to apply is available on the Claim a deputyship refund page.

Published 9 October 2019
Last updated 13 October 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added Welsh translation
  2. First published.