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Claiming a CET grant

 

The window for submitting CET claims for 2018 has now closed.
 
The claim window opened on 2 July 2018 and closed at midnight on 1 November 2018. 
 
Legal Directions put in place by the Department of Health and Social Care set the timescales for when CET grants can be claimed. PCSE will not be able to process claims received after the deadline.
 
Claims submitted within the timescales will be processed for payment.  Once a claim has been processed an email will be sent to the address provided on the online submission form.  It will confirm the CET grant will be paid in the next available GOS payment run and the case has been closed.
 
If you have a query about a CET claim you can contact us via the online enquiry form. Select the Ophthalmic Payments option and then choose the CET Grant Claims query type.  Please complete the mandatory details including your case reference number and the date of when your claim was submitted.

 

FAQs for CET claims 

Each CET claim submission received by PCSE will be assigned a case reference number.  This will be provided on the confirmation screen when the form is submitted. 

It will also be sent in a follow-up email to confirm the claim form has been received by PCSE.  The email will be sent to the address provided on the online submission form. The subject of the email will include the name of the performer it relates to,

e.g.  Continuing Education and Training (CET) PERFORMER NAME CAS-12345-ABC123

The Case Reference Number should be quoted in any subsequent correspondence regarding the claim.  

Once the CET claim has been processed an email will be sent to the address given on the online submission form.  It will confirm the CET grant will be paid in the next GOS payment run and the case has been closed.

 

The Payment System Code is the PCT Code and Contractor Code that can be found in the two boxes on the top right corner of your GOS submission headers e.g. 5C5 150

Due to restrictions on the existing Ophthalmic Payments System the CET payment will appear on the contractor’s GOS statements as Enhanced Service Value.  Details of the name of the performer that the CET grant is for will be included.

The recommended route for submitting CET claims is via the online form but if you prefer to submit by post you can send to:

Primary Care Support England
PO Box 350
Darlington
DL1 9QN

If you are sending a CET claim by post please send it separately to your GOS claims to ensure it is processed promptly.

Important: Claim forms submitted to any other email or postal addresses will not be processed. 

Please only use the CET Claim option on the online form to submit claims for 2018.

Any queries about previous CET claims from past years should be submitted using the Ophthalmic Payments option on the online enquiry form

Please follow these steps:

  1. Select 'Ophthalmic Payments'
  2. Complete the verify me reCAPTCHA security box
  3. Choose 'Contractor/Optical practice'
  4. Select 'CET Grant Claims' from the Type of Query drop down menu
  5. Complete the fields and submit

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Legal Directions put in place by the Department of Health and Social Care set the timescales for when CET grants can be claimed. PCSE will not be able to process claims received after the deadline.

Claims submitted within the timescales will be processed for payment.  Once a claim has been processed an email will be sent to the address provided on the online submission form.  It will confirm the CET grant will be paid in the next available GOS payment run and the case has been closed.

If you have a query about a CET claim you can contact us via the online enquiry form on the PCSE website.  Select the Ophthalmic Payments option and then choose the CET Grant Claims query type.  Please complete the mandatory details including your case reference number and the date of when your claim was submitted.

CET claims can only be submitted by and paid to a contractor. Locum optometrists who have difficulty finding a contractor who is willing to submit a CET claim for them are advised to contact their LOC to request assistance.