London (PRWEB UK) 28 March 2012
The reclaiming of care home fees has been dealt a blow by a recent announcement that a national deadline of 30 September 2012 has been given for those seeking a refund.
The deadline affects those who paid care home fees between 1 April 2004 and 31 March 2011 and want to apply for a refund, because they or their relative may have been wrongly assessed.
The deadline has been introduced without prior notice and with little publicity. With so many people still unaware they can reclaim care home fees, this deadline will likely result in many of them never discovering the truth, until it is too late.
Every year thousands of people are forced to sell their homes or use their life savings to pay for care. Often they are not told that their health condition may qualify them for free funding, regardless of their financial situation.
Under the current system, a patient or their family have the right to reclaim care home fees if it can be shown that they should have received free funding because of a health condition. However, this new deadline means time is running out if they want to claim a refund.
Care Home Payments UK, a leading specialist in reclaiming care home fees, have issued a warning to those who have paid for care to act fast. Even if the patient has since passed away the family members could still be entitled to a refund.
A spokesman for Care Home Payments UK had the following to say about the new deadline:
"It is vital that those who have paid for care act now. Once the deadline passes it will be too late to reclaim your care home fees. If you or a relative have paid care home fees and the primary reason for going into care was health related, you could be entitled to a refund".
If you would like your case assessed before the deadline go to http://www.carehomepayments.co.uk and ensure you are not one of the thousands who miss this small window of opportunity.
Care Home Payments UK
0800 193 1065