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Which benefits affected by hospital

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bluefox
bluefox Community member Posts: 636 Pioneering
Hello,

Which benefits are affected by a hospital stay?

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    PIP (and other disability benefits) stops after 28 days. If you have multiple stays in hospital which are less than 28 days apart the stays are added together.

    UC continues but help with rent stops if you are expected to be in hospital or actually in hospital for six months.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • bluefox
    bluefox Community member Posts: 636 Pioneering
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    What about ESA?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,292 Disability Gamechanger
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    bluefox said:
    What about ESA?

    It continues as normal for 52 weeks. After this you will lose the Support Group component. https://www.turn2us.org.uk/Benefit-guides/Going-into-Hospital-and-benefits/Benefits-you-will-get-if-you-go-into-hospital
    Have you been in hospital recently or going into hospital soon?


    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
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  • bluefox
    bluefox Community member Posts: 636 Pioneering
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    I’m having a lot of mental health crisis and there’s possibility of going into hospital. 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    bluefox said:
    What about ESA?
    It would have been easier if you had said what benefits you were interested in in your opening post because it wasn’t realistic to cover all possible benefits in my first reply. What other benefits do you get?
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,292 Disability Gamechanger
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    calcotti said:
    bluefox said:
    What about ESA?
      What other benefits do you get?

    Based on previous threads it's New style ESA, UC and PIP.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited March 2023
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    calcotti said:
    bluefox said:
    What about ESA?
      What other benefits do you get?

    Based on previous threads it's New style ESA, UC and PIP.
    Thanks poppy, with so many threads by OP I couldn’t face going through them!

    interestingly although the ESA Support Group component stops after 52 weeks in hospital I don’t think there’s any equivalent on UC and the LCWRA element. Therefore although the ESA would go down the UC would go up.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,292 Disability Gamechanger
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    No problem. With so many threads i just remembered. That is interesting, you'd think it would be the other way round.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
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