Is it worth appealing flaws in the NHS Continuing Healthcare process?
No. 9 in our series of 27 tips on NHS Continuing Healthcare…
Yes, it’s essential to challenge flawed process in NHS Continuing Healthcare funding decisions, as these flaws could deny your relative the NHS funding they may be entitled to in law.
Many families report both CCGs and individual assessors failing to abide by the proper process when managing and carrying out assessments.
This includes cases where assessors have failed to follow the NHS Continuing Healthcare national guidelines and where they have ignored the local authority legal limit.
Before you invest a lot of time challenging flawed process in NHS Continuing Healthcare, make sure you genuinely believe your relative should be found eligible. Make sure you’ve read the eligibility criteria in the NHS Continuing Healthcare guidelines yourself – and that you understand the local authority legal limit (the limit beyond which the NHS must pay for all care). That way you’ll have more clout when appealing your case.
Read more about this here: Should social workers be involved in NHS Continuing Healthcare eligibility decisions?
You don’t have to fight this battle alone
Fighting a Continuing Healthcare funding battle alone can feel daunting. If you need to talk to someone about your case, read more here.