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Row over publicity for care home fee refund deadline

Thousands of families are at risk of missing the chance to claim back wrongly paid care home fees, Age Cymru has claimed.

It accused the Welsh government of not adequately publicising the 31 July deadline to claim refunds from the NHS for the costs of continuing healthcare.

More than £50m has been reimbursed over the last 10 years after many elderly people were forced to sell their homes.

The Welsh government said it had "proactively publicised" the deadline.

India Pollock reports.

  • 11 Jul 2014