CHC Closure Deadlines
The deadline for reclaiming NHS continuing healthcare funding in respect of un-assessed cases, set by the Department of Health, for the period and 1st April 2011 to 31 March 2012 in England, expired on 30th September 2012.
THE RIGHT TO CLAIM FOR THIS PERIOD HAS NOW GONE.
In a guidance letter, the NHS Chief Executive set a deadline date of the 31st March 2013 for making retrospective claims for wrongly or un-assessed cases between the period, the 1st April 2011 and the 31st March 2012. If it is found that someone should have qualified then wrongly paid care home fees in this period could be reimbursed. This includes those who have passed away in the meantime.
The Department of Health have recently issued the following timeframe guidance;
For cases from 1st April 2012, the Department of Health have recently issued the following timeframe guidance with the following time limits being introduced:
IT IS EXPECTED THAT NHS ENGLAND WILL ANNOUNCE THE NEXT CHC CLOSURE DEADLINE DATES AT SOME POINT IN NOVEMBER 2016