|Printable version||E-mail this to a friend|
Deadline approaching for people to claim for their care
People who believe their care should have been funded by the NHS, are being encouraged by the Welsh Government to register their intent to make a claim.
Continuing NHS Healthcare is a package of care provided free-of-charge by the NHS for those people with complex and primarily health-based needs. This can be provided in a care home or an individual’s own home.
People who think they, or someone they care for, may have been eligible for Continuing NHS Healthcare but paid for all, or part, of their care can submit a claim.
Potential claimants have until October 31st to register their intent to make a claim for continuing healthcare costs which were incurred between 1 October 2014 and 30 October 2015.
The NHS will provide advice to claimants and will complete all of the work required to review their case free of charge. This is not a legal process and there is no requirement for people to appoint a solicitor. However, if a solicitor is used, these costs cannot be reimbursed.
All claims will be reviewed within 6 months of the NHS having all the information that it needs. A publicity campaign to promote the cut-off date, together with information about where people can get further advice is also being launched.
Minister for Social Services and Public Health, Rebecca Evans, said:
“People with an illness or disability can sometimes need long-term care to help them, and their families, manage. Some people will have paid for that care themselves, when it should have been provided free by the NHS.
“If people, or their families, believe they meet the criteria for having their care paid for through Continuing NHS Healthcare, but they paid for the care themselves, I encourage them to come forward to make a claim.
“Health boards will provide free advice to anybody looking to make a claim and will also complete the necessary paper work on their behalf.”
Latest News from
Minister welcomes £10m investment in Cardiff University06/12/2016 15:05:00
Minister for Skills and Science Julie James has congratulated Cardiff University for attracting £10m funding for a Future Manufacturing Research Hub.
International scale installations to mark “Year of Legends”06/12/2016 11:05:00
The search is on for inspirational ideas which will see artworks, inspired by Wales’ many legendary figures, installed at some of Wales’ most loved and iconic sites - as part of the Year of Legends in 2017.
Production of animation series for broadcast in China underway in Wales with Welsh Government support06/12/2016 09:05:00
A major Chinese preschool animation series for broadcast in China is being produced in Cardiff by the award winning Cloth Cat Animation Studio with support from the Welsh Government.
Winner of First Minister’s Christmas card competition announced05/12/2016 13:08:00
Nine-year-old Travis Carter of Ysgol Gymraeg Cwmbrân has beaten off competition from hundreds of school children to design the First Minister’s Christmas Card.
“If Brexit is about “taking back control” then trying to override the British constitution is a bad start” – Counsel General for Wales05/12/2016 11:05:00
The UK will leave the EU, but the UK Government cannot trigger ‘Brexit’ by overriding the laws and conventions of the British constitution, the Counsel General for Wales, Mick Antoniw has said.