Going into hospital

Support and advice

If you are going in to hospital you should immediately notify the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and the Council office that deals with your claims for Housing and Council Tax Benefit. Information about the DWP can be found on its web site - Pensions Service - Department of Works and Pensions|External link

This is important as in some cases your benefit entitlement will have to be reassessed to take account of your new circumstances. If you were not claiming any form of benefit prior to entering hospital you may now be entitled to claim.

When you come out of hospital you should notify both the Department for Work and Pensions and the Council Office that deals with your claims for Housing and Council tax Benefit.

This is important as you may need to have your benefit reassessed when you return home. You may also be entitled to other benefits as a result of your illness.

To find out if the benefit you are claiming is affected by a stay in hospital or if there are any benefits that you may be entitled to please contact the Department for Work and Pensions -

For more information about benefits and allowances, you may wish to visit Disability Rights UK|External link .

Last Updated: 20/09/2016