Continuing Care

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 15th January 2019.

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Photo of James Frith James Frith Labour, Bury North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many claims for continuing care payments remain outstanding since the deadline for applications was set.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

In March 2012, deadlines were introduced for requests for an assessment for NHS Continuing Healthcare ‘previously unassessed periods of care’ between 1 April 2004 and 31 March 2012 in England. Approximately 63,000 requests for an assessment were received, with approximately 25,000 resulting in a full assessment.

As at 30 November 2018, the number of payments for periods of care within the 2004-2012 period that remain outstanding is 624. This number relates to cases which have been assessed as eligible (either initially or on appeal) and for which payments remain outstanding.

Data on NHS Continuing Healthcare previously unassessed periods of care from April 2012 is not held.

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