What the NHS Continuing Healthcare Fund means for Professional Attorneys and Professional Deputies.
Recent statistics demonstrate those currently receiving care funding are dwarfed by those who are in need but unaware of NHS Continuing Healthcare. The lack of information about NHS Continuing Healthcare funding is widespread. The problem may even extend to Professional Deputies or Professional Attorneys. A Professional Deputy must meet a higher standard of care than that which they would give their own affairs.
However, Professional Deputies may be at risk. They may not have the in-depth knowledge or expertise to pursue applications for Continuing Healthcare on behalf of their clients. It is permitted for Professional Deputies to seek specialist help. Just Caring Legal can provide this invaluable service. We will discharge their duty to exhaust the possibility of securing state funding to pay for care in the first instance.
Recent statistics revealed that, in the North-East of England, care home fees can cost at least £24,232 per year. However, in other areas of England this figure can be as high as £44,000 or more. Therefore families face huge costs.
Professional Deputies and Professional Attorneys work diligently to ensure that they have ruled out all funding options before paying for care home fees out of the client’s estate. Essentially, the NHS Continuing Healthcare funding is hidden by lack of promotion. Professional Deputies could be left vulnerable if they do not have detailed knowledge and expertise in this area. Professional Deputies could be held liable to reimburse the estate for wrongly paid care home fees, despite best efforts, simply because of widespread misinformation.
How we can help.
NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding is a specialist and niche area of law. Just Caring Legal have a proven track record in working with solicitors who are Professional Attorney’s. We are ready to work with Professional Deputies to continue to assist initial assessments, the application process and any appeals or challenges required to maximise the chance of securing full NHS Continuing Healthcare funding. As a result, they will also be ensuring that they are managing their client’s wealth effectively.
If you are a Professional Deputy or a Professional Attorney and you wish to discuss NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding with a specialist law firm dedicated to boosting the chances of obtaining care funding for your clients, contact Just Caring Legal on 0191 5561 078 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org