Martin Lewis’ plea for 1.three million to request an influence of legal professional refund earlier than Sunday

Financial expert Martin Lewis has urged 1.3 million people who have not yet requested reimbursement of proxy fees to act now.

The Money Saving Expert wrote in their weekly newsletter that people only have days until the deadline to get up to £ 54 a piece.

The government term ends on Sunday, February 1st, one minute after midnight.

This means that it is recommended that an application be submitted by Sunday 31 January at the latest in order to receive the money owed.

A power of attorney, also known as a permanent power of attorney, is a legal document that allows you to appoint one or more people to help you make decisions or make decisions on your behalf.

The Justice Department announced back in 2018 that people who paid to register in England or Wales between April 1, 2013 and March 31, 2017 owed money after the fees were overstated.

Martin Lewis has urged individuals who have not yet requested a proxy refund to act now

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The government department set up a legal protection system in February 2018 to help people get the money back.

However, it is reported that only 400,000 of the estimated 1.7 million people who can claim the fees have so far.

In the newsletter, Martin said: “The 1.3 million power of attorney refunds still owed will be missing if you do not act now.

“Many in England and Wales pay up to £ 54 each – it’s easy to reclaim and it takes a few minutes.”

The amount owed depends on the year you completed it. However, it can go up to £ 54 per lawyer. In addition, you will receive 0.5% interest.

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The deadline for availment is this Sunday (February 1st).

Those who have signed up for both types – health and welfare, and material and financial matters – can have claims for both, for a refund of up to £ 108.

In the meantime, individuals with certain benefits have not paid for a power of attorney payment and therefore cannot claim a refund.

How to request a power of attorney refund

Those who wish to file a claim can do so online through or by calling 0300 456 0300.

In order to make a claim, you must have your UK bank account number and routing number and a copy of the Power of Attorney on hand.

Those filing a claim over the phone must be aware that phone lines are only open on weekdays. You must therefore call by Friday (January 29th) to meet the deadline.

The amount that you can claim depends on the year you selected the lawyer.

Details you need to know:

  • Application between April 2013 and September 2013 – £ 54 per lawyer
  • Apply between October 2013 and March 2014 – £ 34 per lawyer
  • Application between April 2014 and March 2015 – £ 37
  • Apply between April 2015 and March 2016 – £ 38 per lawyer
  • Apply between April 2016 and March 2017 – £ 45 per lawyer

You will only get half the refund if you paid a reduced fee.

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Your application will take up to 12 weeks to process.

When a claim is approved, the refund will be sent to your bank account.

If your application is rejected, you can object by calling the refund hotline at the number given above.

It’s also worth noting that even if the person the lawyer was for has died, you can still make a claim.

In this case, the executor or the administrator of the estate must apply for the refund.

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