Lasting Power of Attorney Support and Advice Service:
This is a pilot scheme and depending on the outcome of this service prices may be changed in the future.
We offer a comprehensive service that looks at whether you will need Power of Attorney (POA), Court of Protection (COP) or other legal appointeeships. Our model of service delivery is peer support and we always act in the best interests of the individual disabled person. If there is a better solution or service (including freely available assistance) to meet your needs we will raise awareness of these alternatives with you.
We charge a flat fee of £10 for the initial face to face appointment (home visits available if needed at no extra cost).
Lasting Power of Attorney costs:
|Level of Help:||Means tested||Non-means tested|
|Basic info and Internet searches/form downloads etc:||Free or a donation||£5.00|
|Form completion and/or witness provision:||£20.00||£35.00|
|Forms and/or witness plus Certification provision:||£40.00||£75.00|
As well as what you pay DIAL LEEDS there is a charge of £82 per application (each type, health and welfare and property and financial affairs counts as one application). This is payable to the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG).
If you have a limited income you may be entitled to and exemption or reduction in these fees.
When a donor doesn’t have to pay because they get certain means-tested benefits:
If you receive any of the following means-tested benefits when an application to register is made, you can apply for an exemption:
- Income Support
- Income-based Employment and Support Allowance
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Guarantee Credit element of State Pension Credit
- Housing Benefit
- Council Tax Reduction/Support – also known by other names (not the 25% single person discount or the Class U exemption)
- Local Housing Allowance
A 50% fee reduction based on your financial circumstances or a reduction based on you receiving Universal Credit.
Remission based on income
If your gross annual income is less than £12,000, you may be eligible for a 50% reduction of the fee. Gross annual income is income before tax. It may come from employment, non-means-tested benefits (such as Attendance Allowance, Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment), pensions, Pensions Savings Credit, interest from savings and investments, or the rent of property.
Remission based on Universal Credit
You may qualify for remission if they receive Universal Credit.
DIAL LEEDS will help you decide if you qualify for either an exemption or a reduction and will help you apply for one if applicable as part of our service.
If you wish to pay online you can pay here. Please wait till you get an invoice and include the invoice number. We also accept payments by cheque/postal order and by cash.