Age UK research suggests that three out of four elderly people who should receive NHS continuing care have had to pay their own fees. Our friendly, knowledgeable and sympathetic team can guide you sensitively through each stage of the process to ensure that you or your relative receives the funding to which you are entitled.
This is a complex area of law that deals with sensitive issues around an individual or relative’s health or mental capacity.
As experienced specialists, we are with you every step of the way through the legal process. We remove the stress from what is a very upsetting time as a loved one’s health deteriorates, or following a bereavement.
We ensure you fully understand all aspects of the proceedings, while providing straightforward advice and highly effective representation.
We can assist you in making a application for a current or re-assessment of a person’s eligibility for NHS funding for care fees.
Why go to Birchall Blackburn Law?
The head of our team has more than 20 years’ experience acting for individuals in civil claims and is currently dealing with over 50 claims for refunds of care home fees.
We will advise and assist you in carrying out a detailed review of assessment decisions on eligibility for NHS funding for care fees and if appropriate challenging the basist of the assessment decision with reference to medical and care records.
How much does it cost?
The cost varies depending on what is involved and the work required. We offer a one hour fixed fee initial appointment during which we will assess your circumstances. We will then explain the costs involved and give you information about the funding options available to you.
If you choose to fund the work privately, we may be able to offer a fixed fee service for relatively straightforward matters. In more complicated cases, we offer flexible payment arrangements and will always provide a detailed cost estimate in writing at the outset. We will update you regularly and help you to budget.
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