Posts Tagged ‘appeal’

Should I appeal a Continuing Healthcare eligibility decision? Our expert guide

Posted on: August 31st, 2023 by Amy
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Image courtesy of Elliot Manches via the Centre for Ageing Better age-positive image library In this article we outline the grounds on which you can appeal a decision about eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding. This may help you to decide whether to launch a challenge. Every year, thousands of people are assessed for NHS funding for long-term care, called NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC). According to the National Audit Office, around two-thirds of assessments conclude that the person is not eligible for funding. This can be a huge blow to individuals and their families, and often …read more

Beacon successfully appeals eligibility decision to secure funding for brain injury patient

Posted on: August 4th, 2023 by Tim Saunders
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Mr Johnson is a gentleman in his early sixties with an Acquired Brain Injury. He has been in receipt of NHS Continuing Healthcare funding for 7 years which pays for an extensive care package in his own home, where he lives with his wife who is also his main carer. The cost of the care package is £80,000 per year. At his annual continuing healthcare review Mr Johnson was assessed as no longer eligible despite presenting with healthcare needs that necessitated 24 hour care and constant monitoring during the day, due to the complex interrelation of …read more