New Deadline For Continuing Care Claims
Act Fast If You Think You Are Owed For NHS Continuing Care
On 15 March 2012, the Department of Health announced a new cut-off date for people making continuing care claims for care provided between 1 April 2004 and 31 March 2011.
If you or a relative wrongly paid for continuing care at home or in a care home during this time, you have until 30 September 2012 to ask for an assessment of eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare. You can still claim if the patient in question is deceased.
Many people have been forced to use their savings or sell their homes to pay for care that should have been funded by the NHS because of an overriding health need. If this happened to you or a family member, take action now to register your claim for a refund.
Don't miss out on your right to claim
|1st April 2004 - 30th September 2007||30th September 2012|
|1st October 2007 - 31st March 2011||30th September 2012|
|1st April 2011 - 31st March 2012||31st March 2013|
After 30 September 2012, you won 't be able to register your intention to claim back care fees for care provided between 1 April 2004 and 31 March 2011. Please contact us today so we can assess your case free of charge.
If we believe you are or were entitled to continuing care funding, we will contact your PCT and deal with your claim on your behalf.
Claims after 31 March 2011
If you are claiming for care received between 1 April 2011 and 31 March 2012, you have until 31 March 2013 to ask for a continuing care assessment. However, we recommend you do not delay and still contact us as soon as you can so we can review your claim.
Find Out More
You can find out more about these deadlines and how your claim might be assessed by reading some of our Frequequently Asked Questions below.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please click on a question below to reveal the answer.Q1. Why is the Department of Health introducing these deadlines?
Q2. Who else was involved in introducing the deadlines?
Q3. Why does the 30 September 2012 deadline appear twice?
Q4. Why is there a different cut-off date for care provided after 1 April 2011?
Q5. What happens if the period of care I am claiming for overlaps one or more of the three time periods shown?
Q6. My current or retrospective claim for care fees funding is currently being assessed. Do the deadlines affect me?
Q7. What is the NHS doing to let people know about the deadlines?
Q8. What happens if I make a claim after the deadline has passed?
Q9. How will continuing care be affected when the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) take over from PCTs on 1 April 2013?