Care backdating

The worst we have identified is a gentleman who was screened ‘in’ for a full assessment in August 2012 following a Checklist referral, assessed 14 months later and received a decision letter in December 2013.

For this gentleman an assessment which should have lasted a maximum of 28 days took 16 months to complete.

The following list shows examples of what is meant by good cause: These examples are only a guide to help you. If you forget to claim, or did not know you could claim, this would not be a good reason on its own.Unfortunately we have many other recent examples of people who have been made to wait up to a year or more for their assessment.Assessment timescales vary enormously depending on where you live in the country and this is having a very real impact on vulnerable older people and their families who are forced to deal with the uncertainty of funding arrangements, pressure from care homes to pay bills and disagreements between the CCGs and Local Authorities over who should pick up funding in the meantime, at what is already an emotionally exhausting stage of their life.Find out how to backdate your claim using the links below: We will usually need to see proof of the things you tell us about.For example, if you were in hospital, we would need to see a letter from the hospital or your doctor confirming your illness and the length of time you were in hospital.Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction are normally awarded from the Monday after you submit your claim.


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