“Cate showed a consistently superb level of professionalism, attention to detail and expertise. The NHS told us it was the quality of our submissions that settled the matter in our favour.”
‘Simon’, NHS Continuing Healthcare Appeal Client
If you qualify for continuing healthcare (CHC) your care fees should be paid in full by the NHS regardless of your assets if your needs are demonstrably:
This form of care funding is known as NHS continuing healthcare (also sometimes referred to as NHS continuing healthcare funding, NHS continuing care funding or CHC funding). It can cover nursing or care home fees or the cost of your care at home. Unfortunately, CHC funding decisions are often arbitrary and many people do not receive NHS continuing healthcare even when they are eligible.
There are many reasons why NHS continuing healthcare funding decisions may be wrong. If you have been denied NHS CHC funding and are paying for your own care you may be able to reclaim care home fees through a legal challenge. Our team of specialist continuing healthcare solicitors have many years’ experience challenging and overturning flawed continuing healthcare funding decisions. This can see families reclaiming care home fees in excess of £80,000 per year.
If the care cap is implemented across England in October 2023, you may be given the wrong impression that you no longer need to apply for NHS fully funded care to help with your care fees, because you will never have to spend more than £86,000. It will remain important to explore your legal entitlement to NHS funding even after the care cap reduces your exposure to long-term care costs.
If you believe a relative has been wrongly charged for their care costs as a self funder, including if you discover this after your relative has passed away, you may be able to bring a retrospective review. Our NHS continuing healthcare team has significant experience bringing successful retrospective cases, including reclaiming care fees after death, recovering between £40,000 and £250,000 for families.
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