Can You Reclaim Care Fees?

Can you reclaim care fees?Your relative may have been in care for a period of time, and you believe that they have a health need, rather than a social need and feel you should be able to reclaim care fees.

If your relative is assessed as having a health need then the NHS is liable to meet the entire cost of care. If we work with you and it transpires that your relative does have a health need, then we can assist with a retrospective review to reclaim care fees already paid.

Please call us for a no obligation chat on 01536 276300 or 01536 311690 or use our online enquiry form.

Can You Reclaim Care Fees?

As detailed on our other pages, if a person is deemed to have a health need then the NHS fund the entire cost of care. This concept is not widely known so you may have read these pages and thought that your relative shouldn’t be/have been paying for their care. You do have the right to commence what is known as a retrospective review for past periods of care.

Unfortunately, the right to commence a retrospective review does have deadlines to apply.

The latest deadline was July 2014 so currently you can only commence a retrospective review back to July 2013. However, with the high price of care, this can be a tremendous amount of money. Furthermore, you have the right to claim interest on any outstanding amount.

Who Has Missed Out On Claiming Their Care Fees Back?

The following people are most likely to have missed out on NHS fully funded care that they were entitled to, and therefore due a refund of care fees;

  • Those discharged straight from Hospital into a care home
  • Those that were never assessed during a period of care (and possibly misled by the NHS)
  • An individual who was assessed for NHS Continuing Healthcare, rejected but their health needs increased
  • Those who received NHS Nursing Care who never had the full assessment for NHS Continuing Healthcare
What We Can Do To Help You Reclaim Care Fees?

With a retrospective case we can provide an initial report setting out our view of your relative’s care needs and detailing our opinion of success. This is done for a fixed cost depending on the documentation you want us to assess.

If you then wish for us to complete the retrospective review on your behalf, then we can work on a no win no fee arrangement.

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