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CAN I RECOVER COSTS ALREADY PAID?

RETROSPECTIVELY...

Recover your care home costs with Compass Continuing Healthcare.

This is known as a retrospective recovery...

The basic position is YES. In theory, costs already paid can be recovered if the individual had a primary need for care and were eligible for continuing healthcare funding at the time care fees were paid.

However, in March 2012 the Department of Health announced deadlines for individuals (or their representatives) who wished to request an assessment for NHS continuing healthcare for periods of care between 1 April 2004 and 31 March 2012. The announcement related to previously un-assessed periods of care, where evidence suggests an assessment should have been conducted.

The deadlines have now passed and were:

Period of review                                                   Deadline for review request
1 April 2004 – 30 September 2007                       30 September 2012
1 October 2007 – 31 March 2011                         30 September 2012
1 April 2011 – 31 March 2012                                31 March 2013

Accordingly, if you did not submit a request for a review for periods before these deadlines you are now time barred from doing so. It is likely that further deadlines will be implemented for periods of review from 31 March 2012 to the present day in the near future.  Therefore, if you believe there is a basis for starting a review and challenging whether your relative should have received free care and not paid for their care contact us today.


Complete our user friendly online continuing healthcare assessment form

Do not delay, contact us today. We specialise in securing funding from day 1 and assisting families with the process from the outset. Don’t wait until a negative decision has been made and it is then necessary to have to appeal the outcome. This can take many months and all the while the patient will be having to pay the cost of their care.

Did you know?

If an individual is approaching the end of their life then a “fast track” Continuing healthcare funding assessment may be appropriate. This enables the individual to receive prompt NHS funding to meet the cost of care at the end of life stage.

What is Continuing Healthcare?

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