What happens if application is not successful?
You have the right to appeal. If you’ve been turned down:
- At the checklist stage, you can ask for a full assessment.
- After the Decision Support Tool assessment, you’ve got 6 months to appeal against the decision.
You can also appeal if the person was turned down for Fast Track funding. Dorset Advocacy can support with the appeal.
If the person doesn’t have an advocate yet, you can start the appeal to get the ball rolling while you make a referral for an advocate. There is no need for a lot of detail in your initial letter, you just need to let the CCG know that you want to appeal. We can support you with the detail later.
Throughout the process, it may be helpful to make notes about how the person’s health condition or disability affects them and what their care needs are.