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Appealing DST for NHS CHC funding

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HootyMcOwlface Mon 08-Jun-20 11:48:59

Has anyone appealed a decision regarding NHS Continuing Healthcare funding?

They decided at the DST not to award so I went to the Local Panel for review and it’s been declined again. Next step is to go for an independent review. Has anyone done this and got any advice for me? Thank you.

ValerieF Sat 13-Jun-20 19:17:24

Too many different reasons to be able to offer advice tbh. Even if we knew who you were speaking about, age, circumstances etc it would be hard for any of us to advise.

All you can do is go for an independent review t.b.h. Others experience won't necessarily help your situation. Good luck though with your claim.

Hetty58 Sat 13-Jun-20 19:22:00

We used a specialist solicitor (no win, no fee) and still lost! The system is broken when somebody disabled, helpless and confined to a wheelchair, due to a stroke, doesn't 'qualify'!

HootyMcOwlface Thu 25-Jun-20 13:13:06

Yes Hetty, I agree, absolute shambles. Very disheartening and depressing.

The CCG have done all they could in meddling and delaying the first stage, I just hope the independent panel are exactly that ‘independent’ . I’m giving it a go, at least I can feel I did all I could.