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Some benefits can be affected when you go into hospital or into residential care. You should inform whoever pays the benefit beforehand so they can then make any necessary changes.

What should I do if I go into hospital or residential care?

You should tell whoever pays the benefit e.g. Jobcentre Plus, the Pension Service, HMRC or the Local Authority, the date of your admission before you go into hospital or residential care.

If you can’t do this, let them know as soon as possible afterwards.

Let the people paying the benefit know when you have returned home, even if no benefits were stopped while you were away.

Read the Benefits in Hospital factsheet from Disability Rights UK for a full list of benefits and how they are affected if you go into hospital.