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pip 28 day ruling on hospital admissions

paullovepaullove Member Posts: 8 Listener

when PIP ask if one has been in hospital for 28 days, does the infrequent overnight stay deternine as to whether they can reduce ones payment, or does the 28 day ruling have to be in one chunk. It sometimes appears  that  they look for any loopole to penalise the individual.

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  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,324 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello I think its a block of 28 days or more the odd overnight stay doesn't matter its like having a long weekend away. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    It's not just a block of 28 days that count. There's something called linking rule.

    Hospital stays that are 28 days or less apart are added together and counted as one stay when calculating how long you have spent in hospital.

    The day you are admitted to hospital should not be counted in the 28 days.

    If you have two (or more) separate short stays which are 28 days or less apart, the same rules apply

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  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,968

    Scope community team

    Thank you for clarifying this @poppy123456. I hope you've found the information useful @paullove. :)
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