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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.

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