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OPG deputy fees: get help with paying

Use this form to apply for a reduction (exemption or remission) in the cost of Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) deputy assessment and supervision fees.

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Get help with paying OPG deputy fees (OPG120)

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Details

Use this form if you’re a deputy appointed by the Court of Protection and the person you’re acting for (your ‘client’) needs help with the cost of the following Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) deputy fees:

  • £100 deputy assessment fee
  • £320 general supervision fee
  • £35 minimal supervision fee

The form guidance also explains how and when to pay the fees.

You can apply for an ‘exemption’ or a ‘remission’.

Exemptions

If your client receives certain means-tested benefits, you won’t have to pay any deputy fees – this is called an ‘exemption’.

The qualifying benefits are listed in the form guidance.

Remissions

If your client’s income before tax is less than £12,000 a year, you may only have to pay 50% of the deputy fees – this is known as a ‘remission’.

You can’t get a ‘remission’ for a minimal supervision fee.

Alternative formats

You can email customerservices@publicguardian.gsi.gov.uk to get this form in an alternative format, such as:

  • braille
  • audio
  • large print

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Published 1 October 2011
Last updated 18 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Form OPG120 has been updated - now includes guidance about extended awards.
  2. Added 'Personal information' section.
  3. New version of form added.
  4. Added translation
  5. An updated deputy fees form (OPG120) has been added to this page to reflect changes to the Office of the Public Guardian's deputy supervision levels.
  6. First published.